Lille, Galtier slams problem of concentration and determination.
14 January 2020
EUROPE- Christophe Galtier slammed his charges after the defeat of LOSC in Dijon (0-1) in the French Ligue 1 side claiming his side have a problem of concentration and determination away from home.
Lille fell to fifth place with 31 points but the seventh defeat away of the season has left them two points behind the Champions League spot. A furious Galtier revealed he warned the players
“Against the teams which are in fighting relegation in the Championship, we do not show up. I had talked a lot to players over the past two days about the need to start 2020 well outside.
“Obviously, you had to want to play and score goals. But it was also necessary to show a certain state of mind. Tonight we lost the game on the sidelines, a pattern we talked about before the game, and then at halftime. At the break, we concede a goal from the first minute of the second period (de Tavares, 1-0, 46th ). As we can be led from the first minute of the first period. There is a problem with concentration and determination”.
“We lacked offensive determination in the opposing area, unlike them. I am angry for that. I know you heard my anger because you are next to the locker room. We can lose matches … But, there, it was the first match ( in Ligue 1 ) of 2020.