Data collected by Stats Perform shows that Lille’s defense is one of the best in Europe in several areas. LOSC goalkeeper Mike Maignan also has impressive statistics.
You miss only one being and everything is depopulated. The departure announced, but not formalized, of Mike Maignan at the end of the season could leave a big void in Lille. LOSC know this better than anyone having experienced it with their goalkeeper this season. A great goalkeeper can change the fate of a game, and decide the turn of a season. Candidate for his own succession for the title of best goalkeeper of the season, Mike Maignan has shone in Lille’s cages throughout the season, obtaining 20 clean sheets in Ligue 1, at least two more than any other goalkeeper in the five major championships Europeans, according to Stats Perform.
Benjamin André spearheading
This season, Mike Maignan has progressed in his game by being decisive while he is less and less requested. The LOSC goalkeeper is thus in the top 3 goalkeepers with the best save percentages in the five major European championships. The goalkeeper of the France team is only beaten by Jan Oblak and Keylor Navas. Mike Maignan is the strong link in a defense that concedes very few goals, only 22. The LOSC defense is quite simply the benchmark in this field among the major leagues, ahead of teams like Manchester City, leader of the Premier League, and Inter Milan, champion in Italy.
At LOSC, defense is everyone’s business, and concerns the attackers, in the front curtain, but also the midfielder, who rakes a lot of balloons. An area in which the indispensable Benjamin André, the centerpiece of the team led by Christophe Galtier, excels. The midfielder is the player to have collected the most balls this season. It is present in the top 3 of all statistical categories concerning defense (tackles, successful tackles, duels won…). Best defense in the championship, Lille is also the fourth attack in Ligue 1 with 80 goals scored. A balanced team that dreams of winning a title of champion of France which is reaching out to it, two days before the end of the championship.