José Fonte and Renato Sanches called by Lille
Returning from the national team, the Portuguese José Fonte and Renato Sanches are called up by coach Christophe Galtier for today's Lille game against Angers. The list of 18 players also includes Tiago Djaló (ex-Milan), Léo Jardim (ex-Rio Ave) and Reinildo (ex-Belenenses SAD). Xeka is left out.
In the preview of the game, which will be played before the debut in the Champions League, against Ajax, Galtier stressed that the internationals "are happy and moral" and that, although it is difficult to play twice in four days, he is only focused on today's match: "The choices were made with Angers in mind. Only then will Ajax come."
Benjamin André disagrees, since, for the midfielder, "the best way to prepare Ajax is to beat Angers, which will put the team more confident. Not thinking about it would be a mistake".