● The leader with long teeth: Lille (1st, 59 points)
And suddenly, doubt crept in.
Ten days ago, the day after their success in Lorient (1-4), many were eager to roll out the red carpet at Losc towards a national coronation, ten years after the previous one.
And then patatras… Sunday, the men of Christophe Galtier had to be satisfied with a draw at home against Strasbourg (1-1).
A small stop for a formation which advanced at an insane rate, symbolized by a series of seven victories away in the championship, new record of the club.
An almost inevitable trouble begins to emerge in the North: the pressure linked to this status of leader.
A factor all the more complicated to manage as the troops from Lille, with the exception of José Fonte (37 years old) and Benjamin André (30 years old), remain very young, and therefore inexperienced.
After Strasbourg, Galtier made this observation: “
My players are young, serious and invested, but they will sometimes have to be different,
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