Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Lille https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/lille Sat, 21 Sep 2019 15:19:31 +1000 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[Robert Pires urges patience from Arsenal fans for Nicolas Pepe]]> <p>Robert Pires has called for patience from Arsenal fans with Nicolas Pepe.</p><p>Gunners legend Pires says the club's record signing needs time to adapt </p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/robert-pires-urges-patience-from-arsenal-fans-for-nicolas-pepe-4297473?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Robert Pires has called for patience from Arsenal fans with Nicolas Pepe.

Gunners legend Pires says the club's record signing needs time to adapt

The Frenchman told Reuters: "With Lille, he was fantastic. Last season he was one of the best players, he scored 21 or 22 goals. He's a great player.

"Now he's playing for Arsenal in the Premier League and he needs to adapt. It's so difficult, very tough. So I want to say to the fans you need to be patient with Pepe."

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<![CDATA[‚ÄčLampard switches Chelsea focus towards Ajax and Lille]]> <p>Chelsea manager Frank Lampard knows his side must get positive results in their coming Champions League games.<br></p><p>Despite chances to win the match and a missed penalty, the Blues suffered a 1-0 home loss to Valencia in the first game of the group stages.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lampard-switches-chelsea-focus-towards-ajax-and-lille-4297175?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea manager Frank Lampard knows his side must get positive results in their coming Champions League games.

Despite chances to win the match and a missed penalty, the Blues suffered a 1-0 home loss to Valencia in the first game of the group stages.

It is a tough blow for Lampard, who knows they must get three points in their next away games at Lille and Ajax.

He said the following to Chelsea's official website after the Valencia game: "The reality of losing the first game at home makes the rest of the games more important, particularly when they come next back-to-back away from home [Lille and Ajax].

"We need to have a strong focus on getting a result in one of those games now.

"It's still a group I think teams will take points off each other because all the teams are strong."

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<![CDATA[Everton, Crystal Palace target Soumaoro wants England move]]> <p>Lille centre-back Adama Soumaoro remains unsettled.</p><p>L'Equipe says a move to Monaco fell through before the transfer window closed and he now his heart set on a January move to England.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/everton-crystal-palace-target-soumaoro-wants-england-move-4295892?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Lille centre-back Adama Soumaoro remains unsettled.

L'Equipe says a move to Monaco fell through before the transfer window closed and he now his heart set on a January move to England.

Soumaoro was interesting Everton and Crystal Palace over the summer.

And the Blues remain short at centre-back with the market now closed.

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<![CDATA[Lille accepted Newcastle offer for Thiago Maia]]> <p>Newcastle United failed with a move for Lille midfielder Thiago Maia, it has been revealed.</p><p>La Voix Du Nord says Maia turned down the chance to join Newcastle this summer.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lille-accepted-newcastle-offer-for-thiago-maia-4295727?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Newcastle United failed with a move for Lille midfielder Thiago Maia, it has been revealed.

La Voix Du Nord says Maia turned down the chance to join Newcastle this summer.

His name was linked with the Magpies in the final week of the window and reports in France suggested an offer had been accepted, despite Newcastle's congested midfield - with Jack Colback and Henri Saivet among central midfielders left out of the 25-man PL squad because of no space in the squad, says the Evening Chronicle.

But the French report today claims Maia did turn down the move.

They say, despite being fifth choice midfielder at Lille now, the 22-year-old stayed to fight for place and test himself in the Champions League.

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<![CDATA[Lyon signing Youssouf Kone: I could've gone to Newcastle]]> <p>Lyon signing Youssouf Kone has revealed he rejected an offer from Newcastle United this summer.</p><p>The Mali international chose to swap Lille from Lyon because of "sporting" reasons.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lyon-signing-youssouf-kone-i-could-ve-gone-to-newcastle-4295491?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Lyon signing Youssouf Kone has revealed he rejected an offer from Newcastle United this summer.

The Mali international chose to swap Lille from Lyon because of "sporting" reasons.

In an interview with OL-Mercato, Kone said: "OL made an approach, and I did not think for a single second. I said to myself, 'I'll go there.' The project pleased me. I followed the French Championship when I was in Mali, and Lyon is a team that has always played football.

"If I had looked at the financial side, I would have gone to Newcastle, but I preferred to look at the sporting aspect."

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Why there's so much goodwill behind new Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe]]> <p>Nicolas Pepe is quickly establishing himself as a fans' favourite with Arsenal following his arrival from Lille for a club record fee.</p><p>And the exciting attacking talent has pulled on an Arsenal shirt with a wave of goodwill behind him from France.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/watch-why-there-s-so-much-goodwill-behind-new-arsenal-star-nicolas-pepe-4295441?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Nicolas Pepe is quickly establishing himself as a fans' favourite with Arsenal following his arrival from Lille for a club record fee.

And the exciting attacking talent has pulled on an Arsenal shirt with a wave of goodwill behind him from France.

Watch below why there's so much hope around Pepe following the first few games with his new club:



For more for, check out:

A mix between Ozil & Aubameyang: How Pepe will improve Arsenal tactically

Nicolas Pepe: What they say in France about the star wanted by Arsenal

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<![CDATA[Mourinho (again) talks up Arsenal attacker Pepe: Fantastic potential]]> <p>Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has again been talking up Arsenal attacker Nicolas Pepe.</p><p>Speaking on Sky Sports last night, Mourinho again spoke of his trips to Lille last season, where he watched Pepe.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/mourinho-again-talks-up-arsenal-attacker-pepe-fantastic-potential-4295199?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has again been talking up Arsenal attacker Nicolas Pepe.

Speaking on Sky Sports last night, Mourinho again spoke of his trips to Lille last season, where he watched Pepe.

Last season after I left United, I went a few times to Lille because my friend is the coach there [Christophe Galtier]," he said in the studio after Arsenal drew 2-2 with Tottenham.

So I know quite a lot about his qualities. They were playing 4-4-2 and he was the right sided player.

He knows how to defend, to play in the 4-4-2 as the right winger, you know how to defend, not only that area but also the inside.

He does that very well. When he has the ball and also without the ball, he is very effective and very direct. The goals that he misses against Arsenal, he normally doesn't miss it.

He's very cool in front of the keeper and I think this boy has fantastic potential.

To play as they did last weekend against Liverpool, was out of his natural habitat.

If they are to play three in midfield with him, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the front, looking to the movements, I think they can make it a real force."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea boss Lampard on tough Champions League group]]> <p>Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits they've drawn a tough Champions League group.</p><p>Chelsea, who return to the Champions League after a one-year absence, were placed in Group H during yesterday's draw, alongside 2018/19 semi-finalists - and Dutch champions - Ajax as well as Valencia and Lille.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-boss-lampard-on-tough-champions-league-group-4294890?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits they've drawn a tough Champions League group.

Chelsea, who return to the Champions League after a one-year absence, were placed in Group H during yesterday's draw, alongside 2018/19 semi-finalists - and Dutch champions - Ajax as well as Valencia and Lille.

"There is never an easy Champions League draw," said Lampard.

"Valencia, Lille and Ajax, no walkover at all. It is a strong group all the way through. Mestalla is a difficult ground to go to, if you are not at it or ready it is difficult."

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<![CDATA[Ex-Ajax coach Aad de Mos: Chelsea and the Dutch will go through]]> <p>Former Ajax coach Aad de Mos believes Chelsea will be the biggest test in their Champions League group.</p><p>Ajax have drawn Chelsea, Valencia and Lille for their Champions League group.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ex-ajax-coach-aad-de-mos-chelsea-and-the-dutch-will-go-through-4294850?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Ajax coach Aad de Mos believes Chelsea will be the biggest test in their Champions League group.

Ajax have drawn Chelsea, Valencia and Lille for their Champions League group.

De Mos told NOS: "Ajax is the best team of the four.

I think Ajax will continue with Chelsea. Valencia started the season weakly. They only have one point and are no longer the team of last year. They have many problems with the owner.

"Lille is a good team, but they have lost their top scorer to Arsenal (Nicols Pp).

It is a fantastic draw. We get six beautiful matches. And for the fans it is interesting to go to those beautiful cities."

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<![CDATA[Chelsea director Cech on UCL draw: Anybody can beat anybody]]> <p>Chelsea director Petr Cech says the club have drawn an even group in the Champions League.</p><p> The Blues will play Ajax, Lille and Valencia in a group where Cech believes anyone can beat anyone.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/chelsea-director-cech-on-ucl-draw-anybody-can-beat-anybody-4294778?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BLille'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chelsea director Petr Cech says the club have drawn an even group in the Champions League.

The Blues will play Ajax, Lille and Valencia in a group where Cech believes anyone can beat anyone.

Speaking at the draw, the new club director said: "I think it is a very even group

"All the teams have a lot of quality and it is one of those groups where everybody can beat everybody so this makes it very interesting but we can be satisfied with the draw. We avoided long travel so that was one of the positives."

On Chelsea never facing Ajax or Lille in a competitive game before, Cech added: "They are new teams for the Chelsea fans and for the club so it is going to be interesting encounters but Ajax had a fantastic season last season so they will want to repeat that, but we are looking forward to the challenge and I hope we are going to go through.

"We will like to do the best that is possible, so obviously compete in every game, try to win and go through the group stage and once you reach the knockout stages, anything can happen. So we will see how we go but the first target is to try to go through the group stage and qualify for the next round."

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