At a press conference this Thursday, Christophe Galtier returned to the criticisms that followed Lille’s victory in Metz (2-0) and his game deemed too closed. “We can not say that the LOSC is a defensive team that is only projected,” defended the northern coach.
Critics of the game of LOSC, considered too defensive, in Paris (1-0) and Metz (2-0) in particular ended up annoying Christophe Galtier. At a press conference this Thursday, the northerner coach defended the performance of his team, leader of Ligue 1, which still scored 53 times (fourth attack in Ligue 1).
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“(These are) bullshit!”, First interrupted Galtier in a first question on the “poverty” of Lille’s offensive animation, before delivering the bottom of his thoughts.
“I rarely saw a team go to Paris, dominate the match, be completely open and win. In Metz, our match was not good. Where I agree with certain analyzes, it is that our last matches are average but you can’t say that LOSC is a defensive team that only projects itself. “
“There are times when things get stuck”
Saved by Mike Maignan in Monaco (0-0), Lille has the best defense in Ligue 1 with 19 goals conceded in 32 matches, and has not conceded a goal in four of its last five matches. But for Galtier, this solidity should not make us forget that the northern attack was also able to carry the LOSC.
“We always try to play with offensive freshness, offensive principles but there are times when it gets stuck. We work a lot in training. There was a period before the Christmas holidays where we scored a lot and there , it’s a more difficult period, ”explains Galtier.
Leader with three points ahead of PSG, LOSC receives Montpellier, undefeated for 13 matches, Friday night. In the first leg, Lille had just delivered one of their best offensive performances with three goals scored to go for a victory in Hérault (3-2).