Burak Yilmaz did not shine on Wednesday against Sevilla in the Champions League.
The Losc star has struggled to find his way to the goal for more than a month.
We don't dare shout it too loudly for fear of having to explain ourselves in front of him.
Because Burak Yilmaz is a real temperamental.
And right now, he really shouldn't be enjoying his performance on the pitch.
Star of Losc at the end of last season where he led his team to an improbable title thanks to stacking decisive goals and from elsewhere, the “Kral” is struggling to regain his level this season.
His match Wednesday night against Sevilla (0-0) is a perfect summary of his start to the season.
Combative but not very successful, making a lot of calls but often offside, the 36-year-old striker weighs less in the Lille game even if his coach believes he does the job.
“He moved around a lot.
He's a boy who makes a lot of calls always on the edge of the offside.
Like the whole team, we lacked a bit of edge in the last twenty meters, ”explained Jocelyn Gourvennec at the end of the match.
He hasn't scored for a month
Still, this match is not the first where Burak is struggling.
Losc's only scorer in the Champions League, the Turk has scored three times in Ligue 1 since the start of the season but his last goal is already more than a month ago.
Unusual for a goal-obsessed player.
Enough to annoy him as shown by his altercation in training with his teammate Amadou Onana in mid-September.
Tense, the Turkish star does not appreciate the current irregularity of his team.
The one who landed a year ago in the North knows that he will not make old bones in Losc where he is under contract until next June.
But no way for him to end up on a gentle slope.
A feared and respected executive in the northern locker room, Yilmaz hopes to quickly regain his splendor to put the Losc back on the path to success.
Because when Burak goes, Lille goes.
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