Lille: Ikoné refuses to pronounce the word "title"

While LOSC is still the leader five days from the end of Ligue 1, the title remains a taboo subject in the locker room, according to Jonathan Ikoné.

Hanging on by Montpellier (1-1) on Friday, LOSC still remains installed in the leader’s chair of Ligue 1, while there are only five days left to play. What to dream of a title of champion, but obviously not enough to affirm it openly, according to Jonathan Ikoné. Questioned at the microphone of Telefoot, the attacker assured that the word “title” was “to be avoided, especially in our locker room in any case …”

“Frankly, we are very happy because we have worked hard to do the best we can. Today, we are not going to say that we are aiming for the title, but we are giving everything”, rejoiced the young French international. He then replied in the affirmative to the journalist’s question, who asked him if it was “taboo” to aim for the trophy. “We don’t want to say the word ‘title’. We’re going to give it our all and then we’ll see.”

A tense trip to Lyon

The Mastiffs however have their destiny between their feet, with an affordable schedule, if not for the trip under high tension to Lyon, next week. “Our course is a surprise, assured Ikoné. But the job was well done and there is a very good understanding within the workforce. Two years ago, we relied more on an attack fast and there we were able to adapt and find another system, with more play. “

His comments join those made by the rest of the workforce in recent days. After the victory in Metz, last week, coach Christophe Galtier assured that his team “was not programmed for that (the title)”, while acknowledging that it was “in the fight”.


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