Jose Fonte on Lille’s 4-0 loss to Nice: “We have to forget the celebrations and concentrate.”

With Christophe Galtier’s return to town this afternoon ending in a convincing 4-0 win for his Nice side, Lille are now left reeling from a poor start to their title defence which has seen them concede seven goals in their opening two fixtures.

Club captain José Fonte, speaking to Amazon Prime, reacted to the heavy defeat, insisting that Les Dogues now needed to turn the page from last season’s success and focus on the campaign ahead. LOSC will now face Saint-Étienne next week before hosting Montpellier before the international break.

“It’s hard to explain. We just weren’t there. What happened last year – it’s over now, we have to concentrate on the new season. We have to write a new story, forget the celebrations and concentrate on the work we have to do.”

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“We can do better than that. We have to have a chat in the dressing room and show a different side to us in the next game.”