Ligue 1 – Jocelyn Gourvennec (Lille): “We didn’t deserve that”

“What analysis do you make of this meeting?
It’s a cruel defeat, we didn’t deserve that. We had a first period where we controlled Monaco well tactically, we gave them very little. We lead ourselves to a big mistake at the end of the half. Against a team that has a very good dynamic and does not ask questions, it does not forgive. Despite that, we got back into the game. The plan was also to bring some freshness with Angel (Gomes) and Edon (Zhegrova) around the hour mark. They provided us with oxygen, pep, and we came back to score.

I thought at that time that we were going to pass, because we had the situations, we had regained momentum. Unfortunately, we didn’t always finish well, especially in the last 25 minutes, we had the space for it. And they are the ones who tipped the match on a re-entrant post. I think their current momentum pushes them.

“We end the season in an atmosphere that is obviously not pleasant. I find it a shame, because it is not a reflection of our season, on the impression of being relegated to L2. »

What do you think of the deleterious atmosphere in the stands of Pierre-Mauroy?
We end the season in an atmosphere that is obviously not pleasant. I find it a shame, because it is not a reflection of our season, on the impression of being relegated to L2. We have done very strong things this season, we also had prices of course. But it’s disappointing. I don’t think we deserve this. We must not forget what we have done this season. I feel like nothing has been done. We won a title again (the Champions Trophy), and when you’re not PSG, you have to appreciate titles. We are having a season that is certainly up and down. But you can’t brush it all away.

Amadou Onana’s LOSC have only taken five points over the last seven days. (A. Réau/The Team)

There are still two days left. What is the objective when there is not much left to play in the Championship?
Yes, there are matches to be played and won, take as many points as possible, finish as high as possible. When we are competitors, we do not give up the matches. We showed tonight (Friday) that we had to respond, against a very good team which has just scored 24 points out of 24, which is impressive. The dynamics are contrary between Monaco and us. But I repeat, we were named a quarter from the end of the Championship. At the March truce, we were back very well, very well settled. But we missed our final sprint for lots of reasons, perhaps also due to a lack of mental and physical freshness. It weighs on us, but we recognized until the end. I think that tonight, we deserved a minimum of a draw. »

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