Lille-Troyes: After Amiens, Lille want to finally return to the football

Stadium stewards and police officers gather to help wounded Lille’ supporters following the fall of a barrier during a French League One soccer match between Amiens and Lille in Amiens, northern France, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. Three Lille fans have been seriously injured and taken to hospital after a barrier collapsed during the side’s football match at Amiens. Lille says 17 other fans were also injured. (AP Photo)/REB102/17273737360858/1709302234 — AP/SIPA

  • Lille wants to forget the events of Amiens after two weeks without a game.
  • Saturday at home against Troyes, the club hopes to put an end to a series of six matches in a row without a win.

The truce has not been quite normal. For two weeks, the players of the LOSC have thought of it, or almost. Since
the collapse of a barrier in Amiens, which injured 29 people, the 30 September, the northern club has bandaged up his wounds and tried to erase the memory of the night stressful for the team and especially its supporters. Scorer during the match interrupted at the fifteenth minute,
Fodé Ballo Touré had even culpabilisé to have excited his fans by expressing his joy just before the barrier will fail.

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“I felt a little guilty,” says Fodé Ballo-Touré

“I felt a little guilty. When I scored, I saw the grandstand collapsing, people screaming, having a little bit of fear. Fortunately, the fans I have quickly reassured via the social networks. And wounded are coming to see us. It was seen that their health had improved, and we are happy, ” explained the defender in the north.

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“We have a debt of gratitude to our supporters,” said Bielsa

Marked also by this evening picardy, Marcelo Bielsa has returned for the first time Thursday on the events of Amiens. “It is an event that I lived with a lot of sadness. Fate is relentless on the fans. It is a great injustice. We do not have the instant results that produce joy among the supporters. They continue to give us their support. This accident increases our debt of gratitude to them “, says the coach northerner.

Beat Troyes in the guise of therapy

Then, to make amends, there are not 36 000 solutions. Saturday at home, it will be necessary to finally win against Troyes after two months without success in The first quarter of an hour to Amiens before the accident had left a glimpse of the good things he will need to confirm in the face of the 9th in Ligue 1. Even if Bielsa sees farther ” Only a major series of good performances would help alleviate the anxiety around the team. But the first step is always to get the first victory “. For Lille and its supporters, it would be even the best of therapies.