Leader of Ligue 1, Lille will also try to continue its successful European campaign. The Mastiffs welcome Ajax this Thursday in the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League.
So far, everything is going very well. The Losc has succeeded in leading its race for the title in Ligue 1, of which the northern club is leader after 25 days, and a promising European campaign, marked by a prestigious success over AC Milan in the group stage. Christophe Galtier’s team will try to continue on this path, with a double objective: not to lose too many feathers, by hunting two hares at the same time; and confirm that a milestone has been crossed since the inglorious elimination in the Champions League last season (1 point in 6 matches).
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By chance of the draw, Lille will find theAjax this Thursday in the round of 16 first leg Europa League. Upstairs, in C1, the Mastiffs had reached their limits against the Dutch club, which had inflicted two corrections (3-0 in the Netherlands, 2-0 in Pierre-Mauroy). A year and a half later, the Losc hopes to show another face. “We have gained experience, pleads captain José Fonte on the club website. We are stronger too. The team did a very good job tactically. We know what the coach expects from us, he knows how to get his message across, all the players know his method well. (….) I sincerely think that we are better than last year. “
And even if the C3 will overload the club’s calendar, at least for two weeks, the Losc intends to play the blow to the full, which has not been too bad for him so far. “It’s an important competition,” Galtier recalled at a press conference, RMC reports. Ask the players about the Europa League matches. Not one wants to miss a minute of this competition. (…) It’s obviously a busy schedule, but it’s a chance. When you are a coach, player or young player at 20, in great shape, it is a privilege to be able to chain together the league, Coupe de France and European matches. It is an important exhibition for the players. They all want to do all the matches. »To continue to grow.
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