One week before the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League against Ajax Amsterdam, Christophe Galtier gave news of Burak Yilmaz. The Turkish striker is recovering from a calf injury and is still uncertain for the European fixture.
Winner of Dijon this Wednesday (1-0) in the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France, Lille played once again without its striker Burak Yılmaz, affected in the calf. Originally hoped for in recent days for this poster against Dijon, the Turkish striker is already forfeited again for the next Ligue 1 meeting, this Sunday (5 p.m.) against Brest.
“I hope he can be with us against Ajax”
What cause a slight concern a week before the reception of Ajax Amsterdam, in the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League. “I wanted us to speed up his recovery process, but in the end we couldn’t,” said Christophe Galtier on Wednesday after the victory against Dijon. He is a player of a certain age so I hope he can to be with us against Ajax. “
At 35, Burak Yilmaz has been unavailable for nearly a month and his injury occurred in mid-January. The Lille player had injured his calf during training before a Ligue 1 match against Reims.
On the Ajax side, the Dutch team will have to do it without its goalkeeper André Onana, suspended for a year for doping. Sébastien Haller will also miss the meeting due to an administrative error of the club Two significant absences against Lille, current leader of Ligue 1 after 24 days.