Peter Bosz: "Working on our style of play"
Peter, what is your assessment of this first friendly match against Bourg?
It was good that all the players had 45 minutes of action. There were no injuries, which is good news. This game allowed us to work on our style of play. It was good at times, other times not so good. There's work to be done.
How were the first ten days of the preseason?
Everything is going well. The players want to learn a different style of play. The most important thing is to win the matches. I hope this comes with an offensive style of play that is attractive to the fans. It’s not easy to play offensively and win matches, but it is possible. It's important to build from the back. But sometimes you don't have to take risks and play on the front foot. I like the game to be played very intensely. Pressing is an important thing when you want to play hard. We saw this in action in the second half.
What did you think of the performance of the young players from the Academy?
I have worked a lot with the young players. The Academy is very important at OL. I like working with youngsters because they want to learn and there is a lot of room for improvement. I liked what the young people showed. Malo Gusto was already playing with the first team last season. He is only 18 years old. We saw tonight that he is very talented.
A word about the squad?
I count on all the players. There are still players as well who are yet to come back. When they are here, I will be able to count on them. We saw this with Moussa Dembélé -- he played well tonight. The transfer window? We are in contact with Juninho every day. We are talking about the players who could come in and those who could leave. Onana is a good goalkeeper but we also have some good goalkeepers at OL. I like goalkeepers who are not afraid to play with the ball at their feet. We saw this with Pollersbeck. I asked him to play the ball out from the back. The goal having been conceded is my responsibility.