Chamakh happy at Bordeaux
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marouane Chamakh has poured cold water on the possibility of leaving Bordeaux.Marouane Chamakh has poured cold water on the possibility of leaving Bordeaux for Lyon during the January transfer window.
The Moroccan international forward has earned rave reviews for Bordeaux in the last couple of seasons and was rumoured to be a summer target for Lyon.
The French champions kept their powder dry, but it is being claimed they could make a move in January.
Chamakh admits he would have leapt at the chance to join Lyon in the summer, but says he is now fully committed to Les Girondins.
"I feel like a Bordeaux player at 100 percent and I have no desire to leave for Lyon during the winter transfer window," he told L'Equipe.
"I would have loved to be transferred to Lyon, but it was not settled. That's all, full stop.
"I am at ease at Bordeaux. The team has achieved a good start to the season and the group has shown more power.
"We can achieve a great season and aim at fourth or third place."
Bordeaux and Lyon played out a controversial 1-1 draw at the weekend and Girondins defender David Jemmali was unimpressed with the standard of refereeing.
"The night allowed the anger to subside, but not the frustration and disappointment," said Jemmali.
"We really deserved to win the match, as we produced our best performance of the season."
Jemmali believes Bordeaux were denied more than one clear-cut penalty.
"Three people in the stadium didn't see the Cris handball early in the match, and the three men were the officials," added Jemmali.
"To me, the three handballs were unquestionable. The first one can change the whole encounter.
"Everyone believes Lyon is favoured, I am not alone, and it is not new."