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Jonathan David at LOSC recalls how things can quickly be reversed in football.
The most expensive recruit in the history of the Lille club (27 million euros), the first part of the 2020/2021 financial year of the Canadian seemed like a casting error.
Despite the support of his coach Christophe Galtier, the 21-year-old striker suffered a long scarcity of twelve games without a goal.
It was not until December 22, the match against Lorient that Jonathan David found the net for the first time in the shirt of the Mastiffs.
Since then, the international (12 caps, 11 goals) has found color, as evidenced by its statistics in the second part of the season, 5 goals in 8 matches.
Statistics that make him the top scorer in Ligue 1 in 2021. Jonathan David finally seems to keep all the promises that the Lille leaders have placed in him.
“When I arrived, I hadn't played since March.
I had lost my rhythm.
I was not ready and I did not underestimate Ligue 1, which I knew was very defensive.
Not easy to score there, ”explained the number 9 during an interview with L
, justifying his difficult adaptation with the Mastiffs.
Jonathan David is @ Ligue1UberEats top scorer in 2021 # FCNLOSCpic.twitter.com / kwGc2Zrvgr
- LOSC (@losclive) February 8, 2021
Top scorer in Ligue 1 in 2021
Jonathan David has always been able to count on the support of his coach, who has always kept him in the rotation with Yilmaz and Yacizi.
A choice that paid off since the click arrived, today at 7 goals and 2 assists.
The Lille leader enters a decisive period for the rest of his season with full confidence (7 consecutive successes).
While LOSC must maintain its lead over its direct competitors (2 pts over Lyon, 3 over Paris) by hosting Brest in the league this Saturday at 5 p.m., Christophe Galtier's players will also host Ajax Amsterdam next Thursday, in the part of the round of 16 of the Europa League.
Deadlines which should see Jonathan David aligned alongside Yusuf Yacizi since Burak Yilmaz is experiencing a physical glitch in the calf, absent this weekend and uncertain for the European meeting.
In contention in all competitions (1st in Ligue 1, Round of 16 of the Europa League and Round of 16 of the Coupe de France) the Lille group will be able to count on its Canadian striker, at the dawn of the decisive meetings for the rest of the season.
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