Happy to be back with his international squad, Paulo Fonseca will give his full confidence to Jonathan David. The Portuguese hopes that his student will be an important player in the next meeting, OL – LOSC.
Jonathan David (23) had been unable to find the back of the net, either for club or national team, in eleven games in all competitions, and he reconnected with that very special flair during the international break, scoring one of Canada’s two goals against Jamaica on November 18. A dynamic that should now continue under the colors of LOSC, as he prepares to experience his second consecutive term after being overtaken by Yusuf Yazgi in the hierarchy: “He scored during the break, which is positive. He arrived in good condition and has motivation for the future. He is ready for tomorrow’s match, which he will start. I can already assure you of that.”
A fact that resulted from an important reflection of the Portuguese, who made, as it is usually expressed, a tactical choice. However, it is possible to read a double speech between the lines, as if Paulo Fonseca was challenging his attacker, hoping that something would happen in the Rhone: “I’ve always said that seeing Jonathan David on the bench was a tactical choice on my part compared to what we had to do against Monaco and Marseille. In my eyes, Jonathan David remains a starter. The fact that he plays tomorrow will also be a tactical choice. However, he knows that He should have a good game tomorrow, as he has already done on multiple occasions since he’s been here. He should continue to be an important player for us. He needs to get his confidence back, but this week I’ve only seen positive things. He’s good, he’s motivated and ready to start, “Mentally and physically.”This was stated by the Lille coach in a press conference, a few hours before the trip to Lyon’s Groupama Stadium, on behalf of the 13th day of the French first division Uber Eats.