Manhandled by Paris Saint-Germain on the lawn of the Parc des Princes, LOSC lost, but gained experience. At the end of this game, Paulo Fonseca knows what he must now focus his next training sessions on.
Mastered in Lyon a few days earlier, Paulo Fonseca’s LOSC was defeated this Saturday during the 21st day of Ligue 1 Uber Eats. In Ile-de-France lands, the Mastiffs were surpassed by Luis Enrique’s Ile-de-France residents (3-1) after a game during which they had a lot of waste on a technical level. A fact that the Lille technician attributes to the style of play deployed: “It’s our game that’s like that. We took the goal because we played like that. We know that PSG are strong under pressure. I think we prepared well for this moment, but it’s our game. I’m not changing because I’m coming to play against PSG. Maybe we made mistakes because we took risks, but we gain a lot by taking them this season.”, believes Paulo Fonseca who also judges that this point needs to be reworked. This is how he lists the areas of progress that the people of Lille will have to follow in the days, weeks and months to come: “We have to improve in pressure situations, understand the moments when it is possible to play or not. We want to take risks to play, but this risk situation is very high and it’s difficult to play like that every moment of a game. We need to better understand when are the right times to do this. »
Appearing a few minutes later in the mixed zone, Lucas Chevalier also highlighted some details on which LOSC and its players must work on in the coming weeks: “We must also not forget that we played against Paris Saint-Germain and losing (3-1) at home is not a disaster either.begins the Lille goalkeeper. There are areas for progress everywhere. We must progress mentally, tactically, technically and in communication. We’re going to work”he assured us before leaving us to join his teammates.
First in Lyon then in Paris, LOSC once again demonstrated all its difficulties in hostile lands, and even more so against large-scale teams in France. A glass ceiling may have been reached in recent days: ” I don’t knowhe repeats, stammering somewhat when asked if his men have come up against their limits. I think we can still progress (in the ranking in particular, editor’s note), but we also know that it will be difficult. There are other teams that are strong. We must continue to fight until the end. Watch the matches and do things well during our next meetings »concludes Paulo Fonseca, before returning to his locker room and leaving the Capital for the North.