For Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men, the start of the season in the league is far from the club’s expectations. With a sad 10th place, Lille will have to do a lot better if they want to claim a European place.
LOSC will enter a crucial period in its season, which for the moment is taking a long time to start. With only one victory in the first 5 Ligue 1 games, Lille quickly lost points compared to their direct competitors. Since then things have been a little better even though the Mastiffs have not been able to find victory in the last two games against Clermont and Brest.
For the next few days, a very difficult schedule awaits Lille. With the trip tonight at the Parc des Princes, LOSC will have a hard time facing PSG. A defeat could also cause the loss of many places in the general standings at the end of this day. Then, for its next 4 matches, LOSC will travel to Seville, Monaco and host Angers and RB Salzburg. The next few weeks will therefore be crucial for Lille who could lose everything.
Lille are battered in the Champions League, a loss to Sevilla would mean elimination from the group stages which would represent another failure in European competition for Lille. Regarding Ligue 1, the matches against Angers and Monaco will be very difficult to maneuver and will also have a strong impact on the rest of the Lille championship. Two victories would make it possible to move up the standings clearly, but in the event of defeats, the European places would then be more and more complicated to seek.
The next few weeks are going to be complicated for Gourvennec, he will have to find the right words to get his team back to the form they had last year!