Motivation and confidence. The words are well present in the speech of Lille coach Jocelyn Jorvinek, who kicked off a preview of Chelsea’s game, Wednesday, by praising … Jose Fonte. The Portuguese International is one of the references to the French emblem.
“Jose Fonte is an example. He will be 39 at the end of the year. I’ve never seen anything like this in my career. He never misses a practice, a game. His example hits the group. He’s improved over the years. He’s a competitor”, reinforced the 49-year-old coach. A year, unfortunately, soon after, some important absences, referring to Renato Sanchez.
“We would prefer to have it, but we have different options possible. The players who are going to play should give 300% as well as the substitutes. He wished we could turn the score around, and play with heart and courage.”
The task is not easy. Falling two goals behind in the first leg at Stamford Bridge requires a perfect night for the French.
Jocelyn Gurvink had difficulties, but she believes the tie was not closed.
“We played well in the first leg. We shared possession, but offensively we were not dangerous enough. We need to be more objective in the opponent’s midfield and get Chelsea to defend near the penalty area,” he said.
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