Arrived in the last moments of the last transfer window to compensate for the start of the flop Joachim Andersen, loaned to Fulham, Djamel Benlamri made a remarkable debut, Sunday on the lawn of Lille (1-1). Called to come into play following the expulsion of Marcelo, the Algerian international defender immediately distinguished himself by his commitment and the sharpness of his interventions. For his first match in Europe, after six months of enforced inactivity what is more, the defector of Al-Shabab in Saudi Arabia radiated. Faced with Mastiffs who were pushing hard to win, Fennec spoke about its power and its appropriateness.
First tenure in the derby?
To the point of attracting congratulations from his trainer, Rudi Garcia. “The three re-entrants have made a good comeback because it is not easy in a team which plays at 10 and which mainly has to defend. Moussa Dembélé and Bruno Guimaraes have my congratulations, but even more Djamel because these were his first minutes with OL. Frankly, he was great! He’s a warrior, we took him for that. He helped us very, very well, ”said the French technician at a post-match press conference. The aceMarcelo’s automatic uspension for the derby against AS Saint-Etienne next Sunday should offer Djamel Benlamri his first tenure.