In Ajaccio, Lille wants to renew itself

In Ajaccio, Lille wants to renew itself

Humiliated by PSG (7-1), tormented by the Bayo affair, Paulo Fonseca’s LOSC is looking for a bit of sun to recover its color at the end of August. Well (or not), Lille is in Corsica this Friday to face AC Ajaccio (9pm).

It was necessarily the appointment that Rémy Cabella would not have wanted to miss. This is not about Lille-PSG, a true black hole that swallowed poor Dogo gasping for air after only nine seconds of play, but about this game the next day, which must allow Lille to start again. . Ajaccio, Rémy Cabella was born there, grew up there and even hit his first lobs at the ACA and then at the Gazéléc. Due to a physical failure that deprived him five days before challenging Paris, the French international playmaker will not be in the game. If we look at his first two games against Auxerre (4-1) and Nantes (1-1), it’s one more blow for the northerners, still a little stunned by the result of the last match at the Decathlon Arena.

“This game against PSG didn’t change anything. I still believe in everyone, it hasn’t shaken my confidence. » paulo fonseca

courage and game

“It was a difficult moment for me, it was new. I think the important thing is to make the players understand what went wrong, to learn and think about the game afterwards. » At a press conference this Thursday, as he had already done after leaving the Parisian pants, Paulo Fonseca repeats the same thing: he wants his LOSC to go ahead and go ahead. Above all, that he does not move anyway, but that he continues to play. I want brave playerssupported the Portuguese coach. I saw a good week of training, despite the first difficult days. (…) But this match against PSG did not change anything. I still believe in everyone, it hasn’t shaken my confidence. »

The former brain knows very well that he will not play every weekend at PSG, and that we have not changed our playing habits in just a month. Especially since his leg is already visible: even against PSG, Angel Gomes, for example, has shown that he was a viable solution by being repositioned in midfield. A statistic ‘proves it well: against the Rojiazul, the former MU was the man on the ground who touched the most balls (100). On the pitch at Ajaccio, which has not stood out for its quality since the start of the season, it is not unthinkable to see the same eleven that fell hard against the current French champion. Also because, in the offensive field in particular, Fonseca is obliged to do so.

Win before things get tough

If the situation of Ludovic Blas has not yet been resolved, the FC Nantes playmaker also opted to force his departure in the North, according to The team, by not declaring himself fit to play against Toulouse this weekend-, Mohamed Bayo’s was the one that occupied the most this week at the Domaine de Luchin. Spotted in a late night establishment at Old Lille the day before the game against Paris, the former Clermont striker has been out of the group ever since, indefinitely. “He made a mistake, everyone has made mistakes in their lifeFonseca temporized a bit. He is paying for it, but we have to find a solution so that these things do not happen again. And the club is creating the conditions for him not to make any more mistakes. »

If Bayo had appeared on loan in his first two appearances, his activity on the attacking front and his power notably allowed Jonathan David to have more freedom in the face of grouped blocks. A scenario that could happen with AC Ajaccio, who surely have not won this season yet, but who have shown against Lyon (1-2), Lens (0-0) or Rennes (1-2) that it would be much more than just a training partner. For the Corsicans, as for the Northerners, a victory would change the current dynamic considerably. And it would restore colors that tend to fade quickly come September.

by Andrea Chazy

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