We responded present, we represented LOSC, Ligue 1. We play the Champions League at 300%.
The frustration that can arise from a match like that of last Friday, in Lorient, can be evacuated by this type of meeting.
And you have to cultivate that.
We saw the true face of LOSC
Tuesday evening, despite his team's draw against Wolfsburg for his Champions League debut, Jocelyn Gourvennec was satisfied.
Satisfied with the content offered by the Mastiffs, who completely dominated their opponents.
Also satisfied with the reaction of his men after a disappointing start to the championship, far from expectations.
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A disappointing start to the championship
The first steps of Christophe Galtier's successor were excellent. At the beginning of August, Lille had Paris Saint-Germain - certainly without its stars - on the smallest of the brands to lift the Champions Trophy. Since then, the results have not been so good. After a draw (3-3) on the lawn of FC Metz, torn off after additional time by Burak Yilmaz, Lille collapsed at home against Aiglons (0-4); helpless in the face of their old technician and his new players. A heavy setback which had forced Jocelyn Gourvennec to call for unity after the meeting: "
I don't want to throw it all away either.
We should have come back to the score, we had some gaps but the players did not give up.
It's still a bad afternoon because we had a lot of ambition and we were cold picked.
We have to react, see you tomorrow to put things down cold.
We must keep unity between us,
”he said at a press conference.
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In search of a lost state of mind
The hoped-for reaction came in part the following week, against AS Saint-Etienne. In part, because while the LOSC players showed a better state of mind, the result was not what we expected. While they were leading in the score, thanks to their Turkish center forward, they were joined by the Greens in the dying minutes of regulation time (1-1). “To
review the LOSC at this level is encouraging
“, Assured Jocelyn Gourvennec once the final whistle is given. Inspirational words. Against Montpellier, his team indeed won its first success of the season in the league on goals from Yusuf Yazici and Jonathan David (2-1) by dominating the meeting in terms of chances. This improvement was not confirmed last week against FC Lorient. The Mastiffs were overtaken by the Hake carried by a duo of attackers, Armand Laurienté and Terem Moffi, twirling and efficient. “
I am very disappointed because we had corrected well since Saint-Étienne, we wanted to be more solid, more fair, more efficient in the game. We are behind in everything and it is not enough when we is the LOSC,
lamented the Lille coach after the defeat
We are like our first two matches, random.
When you want to play the top of the table, obviously that is insufficient.
You have to be more eye-catching, more into the fight.
We need this little extra soul, this extra commitment and energy.
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A derby to relaunch in Ligue 1?
This mentality which was the strength of the Lille club with Christophe Galtier was noticeable on Tuesday against Wolfsburg, even if the victory was not there. The champions of France find perhaps more easily this supplement of soul when they officiate on the European scene. But if they want to have the opportunity to find the games of the Champions League next season, they will have to do violence on the domestic lawns. From this Saturday (5 p.m.) against Racing Club de Lens, against whom Lille has not lost in the championship for fifteen years. What could be better than a derby against rival Lensois to motivate themselves and show French football that LOSC has not lost the North?