Lille coach: I’ve never been forced to play Nigerian Enyeama

Lille coach: I’ve never been forced to play Nigerian Enyeama
Vincent Enyeama

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Apr 27, 2018. 09:00

Lille OSC coach Christophe Galtier has explained that former Nigeria captain Vincent Enyeama was already out of favour when he arrived at the French Ligue 1 club in 2017.

According to All Nigeria Soccer, the French coach was talking to supporters of Lille, who had filmed him without his knowledge last Saturday.

The former St Etienne coach had stated that Enyeama's predicament was a result of the goalkeeper's poor relationship with the leadership of the club.

''I am going to answer you very precisely, even if I did not want to discuss this topic, but we are there ... Very well ... If I'm wrong, you cut me off,'' Galtier told reporters.

''When I arrived, Vincent Enyeama was where? You saw Vincent Enyeama train with the professional group this year - never, so when I arrived, where was he, with the reserve, and then he was injured.

''He trains when he can and he plays when he can play. Regarding other players, I have never been forced to play a player, it's very clear.''

The 35-year-old is yet to make a league appearance for Lille this season, but he has played two games for the club’s reserve team.

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