Striker Nicolas Pepe can ruin PSG’s happy day. Lille’s Ivory Coast player is in great form this season with 18 Ligue 1 goals and is second in the list of “king of bombs”, behind only Kylian Mbappe. In the first match in November 2018, it was Pepe who kicked off the PSG net.
This year, 23-year-old, Pepe is highly appreciated for its versatility (can play every position in the middle and on the attack), instincts of assassination in the penalty area, the ability to surf and strong play, heat love
Pepe’s goals this season are very important for Lille. In the 15 matches he scored, Christophe Galtier’s team lost only once, which was a 2-1 defeat on PSG; The remaining 12 wins and 2 draws.
Pepe scored a lot of beautiful goals, but many times he took advantage of the mistake of the enemy defense to bring home victory. Meanwhile, in recent important matches, PSG’s defensive line has always had problems.
When the goalkeeper (including veteran Gianluigi Buffon, who can sit in this match), as a center-back or a full-back has very silly errors to pay the home team. This is a great opportunity for Pepe to once again break through PSG and may make the Ligue 1 champions unable to win early.
All of Pepe’s matches are now in close observation of the big Europeans, especially Inter and Bayern. If helping Lille win second place and win a straight ticket to the Champions League group stage, that would be the precious gift Pepe gave to Lille before parting.
And that depends a lot on the match against PSG, because if Lille wins, they will officially “cut off” Lyon by 8 points.
Lille valued Pepe to 70 million euros
According to L’Equipe, Lille only sat at the table to negotiate with the team who paid 70 million euros for Pepe during the transfer window this summer. Currently, Inter is the pursuit of the most enthusiastic Ivory Coast player.