Genesio rues Lyon’s errors

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Lyon coach Bruno Genesio thought his team played well against Atalanta on Thursday, and could have won with fewer 'mistakes'.

Bertrand Traore gave Les Gones the lead in the Europa League clash against the Italians, but Alejandro Gomez smashed a free kick through the wall to equalise soon afterwards, with the match ending 1-1.

"We had a good game, but there are some regrets," Genesio said. "We must continue to play the way we did tonight, but without the errors. 

"In a way, it was a repeat of the performance against Dijon, because we didn’t finalise the many chances that we created. We need to get more points, convert more of our opportunities and allow fewer goals against.

"A lot needs to be done and that too is my job. Tonight we had some very positive things, but must also correct the mistakes made.

"On the Atalanta goal, it was a very obvious error, as the wall split apart. We didn’t allow them many chances from open play, but conceded with this really naive mistake. Maybe we’re a little too inexperienced in some ways."

Atalanta’s win over Everton on matchday one puts them top of the group, while the Toffees were held to a 2-2 draw with Apollon, the side from Cyprus who also took a point of Lyon.

"Apollon’s draw proves their worth and the difficulty of this Europa League group," Genesio added, with a return to Ligue 1 action against Angers on Sunday next up for OL.