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LOSC Lille Metropole 11th December 2012 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: S Moreira

Lille Lille vs Toulouse Toulouse

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M Basa (55)
D Payet (83)

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Florent Balmont lets out frustration over recent departure of Mickael Landreau

Last Updated: 12/12/12 1:52pm

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Mickael Landreau: Left last week, much to Balmont's frustration

Mickael Landreau: Left last week, much to Balmont's frustration

Florent Balmont let out his frustration over the recent departure of Mickael Landreau after Lille's win over Toulouse.

Goals from Marko Basa and Dimitri Payet ended LOSC's four-match winless run in Ligue 1, a difficult period which also saw France international Landreau's contract terminated last week.

And Balmont told L'Equipe after the game at the Grand Stade Metropole: "It's certainly good to win because we are going through a difficult time with Micka's departure.

"I held back from speaking on the subject before because Franck (Beria) and Mathieu (Debuchy) did so, but it hurt us because it was an important player that left.

"It has been going on for years, big players leaving us. These are the hazards of football.

"Now, the page is turned and we have to move on to other things. We responded well but we have to keep it going."

Coach Rudi Garcia preferred to focus on an overdue return to winning ways, following defeats to Lorient and Marseille and draws with Bastia and Sochaux.

"Two points in the last four games was not enough but the (1-1 draw) at Sochaux gave me lots of hope," he said.

"It is very satisfying to see the group rewarded for their efforts."

Payet's goal was his first since October 27's win over Valenciennes but Garcia said: "He is giving his all at the moment. It is not just his attacking talent, he is working unselfishly - he is a great asset."

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 32 65
2 Lyon 32 64
3 Monaco 33 59
4 Marseille 33 57
5 St Etienne 32 56
6 Bordeaux 33 54
7 Lille 33 50
8 Montpellier 32 49
9 Rennes 33 46
10 Nantes 33 43
11 Nice 33 41
12 Guingamp 33 40
13 Caen 32 38
14 Reims 33 38
15 Toulouse 33 38
16 Bastia 33 37
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 33 37
18 Lorient 33 35
19 Metz 32 29
20 RC Lens 33 26

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