Held in check at home by Saint-Etienne (0-0), Lille is only one point ahead of PSG one day from the end.
To win the title, the Northerners will have to win in Angers.
A not impossible task on paper provided you are not as nervous as against the Greens.
The euphoria took a hit.
Victorious in the derby in Lens a week ago (0-3), almost everyone saw the Losc on a highway to seek the championship title.
Thousands of Lille supporters even met before the match to accompany the players' bus to glory.
Alas, Sunday evening Saint-Etienne spoiled the party a bit.
By taking a point on the Lille lawn (0-0), the Greens also revived the suspense of Ligue 1. One day from the end, Losc has only one point ahead of PSG and will have to win on May 23 at Angers on the last day to be sure of being champion.
“There will be no math to do.
This match will be a final ”, concedes Christophe Galtier, the coach of Losc.
Manage the psychological aspect before the final in Angers
But to achieve the dream of a lifetime, the Losc will have to be more serene. More than the result, it is the way that worried Sunday against the Greens. Under pressure in view of the immense stake at the end of the season, Lille thwarted. “We had a very bad start to the game where we left our game plan. There were a lot of technical errors, our block was very stretched. It's probably related to nervousness. We were surely taken by the stake. I found my players tense. I saw that the team was really tense, ”admits the northerner coach.
Suddenly, the coming week will be placed under the sign of psychology.
Because the pressure will build up before a match where there will be no more joker possible.
“I will have a discussion with the players so that we are much calmer.
We will have to better control the subject on our last match, ”announces the Lille technician.
Best Ligue 1 away team
To reassure themselves in the quest for their fourth league title, the Losc can take a look at their performances away from home.
Best Ligue 1 team in this area, Losc has lost only once outside its bases this season (in Brest last November).
What to see coming even if the Northerners will be deprived for this shock of their captain José Fonte, suspended.
A real blow for a club that will need calm and experience for the most important game of the season.
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