Losc Burak forward Yilmaz was more offside than dangerous.


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  • Le Losc could not do better than a draw on Sunday night at the Vélodrome against Olympique de Marseille 1-1.

  • Superior to the Marseillais, the Lille did not manage to kill the opponent, as Christophe Galtier regretted.

  • Lille forwards, Burak Yilmaz and especially Jonathan David, recruited for nearly 30 million euros, created opportunities but were not good in the finish.

At the Velodrome stadium,

“Great frustration”.

The Losc coach regretted the lack of realism of his players Sunday night after an unfortunate draw obtained at the Stade Vélodrome against Olympique de Marseille 1-1.

Dominators throughout the match, the Lille did not manage to score a second goal, and were caught at the end of the match with a header from Valère Germain on a corner.

“I received a message earlier, someone wrote to me: 'In football you must not hurt your opponent, you have to kill them'.

We left Marseille alive, ”bit his fingers Christophe Galtier.

And Lille had the opportunity to "kill" the Marseillais on several occasions, and in particular in their strongest moment at the start of the second period, just after the opening of the score of Araujo (47th).

Burak Yilmaz hit the post when he was alone against goal, Araujo, again, hit the bar with a nice free kick, and Jonathan David, recruited for almost 30 million euros, did not weigh on the encounter in the image of his crushed strike in the 61st.

" Better and better "

Unlike Burak Yilmaz, who weighed on the Marseille defense, but often a bit out of step with his teammates.

He had been reported offside at least five times before half-time, including a goal disallowed for this reason at the very start of the match.

“It was part of the game plan, to play behind the back of this defense, Saint-Etienne had shown us the way.

We intended to play behind the defense, and stretch this block to create spaces between the lines, which we had a lot, ”Christophe Galtier analyzed after the match.

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But not enough to make him doubt the qualities of his attackers.

“Burak [Yilmaz] was unhappy, Jonathan [David] worked a lot, they created situations for themselves;

Ideally, it would have been a goal, but there is nothing worse for forwards than not having situations.

They have had it, there is no deficit of confidence, they need benchmarks and it gets better and better from game to game.

I'm happy with their performance, they were sometimes unlucky, or came across a good Steve Mandanda, ”he considers.

The Lille coach was able to count on a good Jonathan Bamba, "well in cane, very solid, who made a very good match and a good start to the season", and on Luiz Araujo.

"He was very good at what I asked him, he hit, was skilful in front of goal with great determination to finish the actions", advance Christophe Galtier.

It will be necessary that the two attackers get on the same page if the LOSC wants to avoid being raised in this way and finish at the foot of the podium like last season.


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