ACEHFOOTBALL.net - Lille head coach Christophe Galtier is wary of the nervousness that could tackle his team in the title race for the French league title this season.
Lille has just solidified its position at the top of the standings after defeating RC Lens 3-0 in matchday 36 at the Felix Bollaert-Delelis Stadium, Friday local time (Saturday WIB).
Despite the victory, Lille have a four-point lead over Paris Saint-Germain, but that lead could be cut back again because the reigning champions only played on Sunday (9/5).
This made Galtier maintain that his team had to win in the remaining two games if they were to become champions.
“What a timely victory, but I still believe that we have to win the next two games to become champions,” Galtier said after the match was reported by Lille's official website.
Talking about the challenges that might thwart the chances of winning Lille, apart from pressure from competitors, Galtier said nervousness could have a more threatening effect.
“What can prevent us from becoming champions? Of course the opposing team, no matter how. But there's nervousness too. If it's about a decrease in performance I don't think so,” he said.
“I think nervousness can come when we get closer to our goal. After all, in the remaining two games, we will face an opponent who has no burden, but of course you want to beat the top of the standings.
“We had to prepare with humility and concentration. I have seen that so far from the players in the last few weeks.
“It's been an incredible season and we have the opportunity to make it even more extraordinary,” close Galtier.
In the remaining two games, Lille will host AS Saint-Etienne –which has ensured that they escaped from the threat of relegation– on Sunday (16/5) next week is followed by a visit to Angers for the final game a week later.