Hit in the left quadriceps with the Dutch Hopes, Sven Botman (21) had to observe eight weeks of convalescence following his injury. A delicate period for the Lille defender who made his return to competition during the Dogues victory in Rennes (2-1), Wednesday evening: “At first it was hard. Especially since it was the first long injury of my career. I was away for almost eight weeks. It was difficult to watch the teammates on TV. Today is behind me. I’m glad I played again. And especially that we took the three points “, thus declared, this Friday, the former defender of Ajax who was present at a press conference before welcoming Troyes this Saturday at 19 hours.
Pointing to a disappointing twelfth place in the championship, Lille will therefore try to chain a second consecutive victory on the 17th day of Ligue 1 but for Sven Botman, who has not failed to analyze the Lille shortcomings since the start of the season , victory in Rennes can trigger a positive dynamic. What to aim for the first places? The person still believes in it: “The team is less efficient in both areas. It’s not my job to point out what went wrong. Or to say what was good or bad. I want to help. It is not possible for me to talk about that. The point is that we lost a lot of points during this period (his absence). I hope the victory in Rennes is the start of our comeback. Because our goal is to finish in the top three. And we can still do it. We did not make it easy for ourselves. But it is still in the realm of the possible ”.
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