Lille, victorious in Nantes this Sunday, are irresistible at the moment.
Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS / AFP
Sixth victory in a row for Losc in Nantes this Sunday.
Lille take back their first place in Ligue 1 and come back to Lyon.
Coach Christophe Galtier was “annoyed” because his training should have taken shelter more quickly against very pale Nantes residents.
Maybe it's his perfectionist side.
Lille won (0-2) without much fear this Sunday in Nantes, but yet coach Christophe Galtier said he was “annoyed”.
At half-time, the Lille dominated a completely one-sided match against a Nantes team of significant weakness.
Jonathan David, already a scorer in three of his team's last four matches, opened the scoring benefiting from the defensive largesse of the Canaries (10th).
Instead of sinking the Nantes head a little further under the water, Lille was content to play without forcing too much.
“We had a good first half, in all compartments, observed Christophe Galtier after the re, against.
We have very favorable situations where we sometimes lack accuracy and sometimes grinta.
Sometimes they're too much into the game. Football is a game and I want them to keep that.
But in the areas of truth, you need more determination ... "Because in the second half, Lille was (almost) scared without either Mike Maignan being pounded by Canaries, a little invigorated.
Hence Galtier's annoyance.
"We lacked a bit of maturity."
“Without seeing my team slow down, I saw the Nantes people react, we are never safe.
When you don't do it, it can create nervousness.
We must not leave hope to the opponent and on that side, we lacked a little maturity tonight.
Fortunately the second goal has arrived. "
But quite late finally.
In the 84th, Jonathan David, again, cheated Lafont for the second time on a good serve from Renato Sanches.
A second goal which came to kill a suspense quite relative given the mediocrity of the FCN on the offensive plan and the room for maneuver of the Mastiffs on the Canaries.
Thanks to this sixth success in a row, Lille takes the lead of Ligue 1 and confirms - if there was really a need - that he is a serious and legitimate contender for the title of champion of France.
“It's a wonderful week with three games [victory over Djon, Bordeaux and Nantes] and nine points, we are on a very good dynamic, rejoices Galtier.
But the competitors also, Lyon, Monaco, Paris obviously ... We had to win to stay in the fight.
It does not add pressure, it adds excitement.
We are very high and we have no right to the slightest relaxation. "
A bit like the one of the day ...
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