Lille brought back a point from Nantes on Friday evening, opening the second day of Ligue 1 (1-1). But LOSC could have done even better without three decisive saves from Alban Lafont, the FCN goalkeeper, against Bamba (34th) then twice in front of Cabella (56th, 58th). Admiring after the meeting, the Lille midfielder would see Lafont integrate the France team.
“Before shooting, I saw that he was anticipating my shot, he told the microphone of France Inter. On his qualities, he deserves the France team. There are good seasons. It’s a monster. I congratulate him. »
Areola holds the rope to stay number 3 with the Blues
Rated 7/10 in our columns, Lafont resisted for 75 minutes before conceding the equalizer to Ismaily (76th). This does not detract from his performance for his trainer, Antoine Kombouaré. “We know that Alban is a strong competitor who knows how to be present in important matches. »
Very good already at Angers in opening (0-0), Lafont, who is already at 9 saves in two L1 matches, could he give ideas to Didier Deschamps for the next gathering of the French team, at the end of September in the League of Nations, the last stage before the World Cup? Behind the Hugo Lloris-Mike Maignan duo, Alphonse Areola (West Ham) holds the rope to remain number 3. It was he who participated in the last gathering of the French team in early June in the League of Nations.