Sunday the 26th of October will be a day that EA Guingamp goalkeeper Jonas Lossl will want to forget as soon as possible. The 25-year-old Danish shot-stopper conceded seven as his team lost 7-2 to OGC Nice at the Stade Roudourou.
The ‘keeper quickly went about trying to distance himself from the past, and French radio station RMC posted a picture of the devastated player’s gloves discarded in the rubbish bin. This is his first season in Ligue 1 and he will want to move on as soon as possible, getting rid of the offending gloves is his first step towards redemption. Perhaps after conceding eight against Southampton, Vito Mannone of Sunderland should follow his example.
Sunday was the fourth game of the season that Lossl had started at the Breton club. He has been given the chance after No. 1 ‘keeper Mamadou Samassa was sent off for putting his hands on the referee.
Lossl had only conceded three times in his first three games, not bad for a team in the relegation zone, but now he is up to 10 in four games and it will take a huge effort for the Dane to turn this around.
In this three previous games, Guingamp lost two narrowly 1-0 against Monaco and Nantes and even went to Lille and beat the side that finished third last season.
Now the ‘keeper has to try and move on, forget the seven goals and try to rebuild his reputation. Lossl played over 120 games for Danish side FC Midtjylland, even came through their youth set-up. After ten years at the Superliga club, he will be worried that this episode mars his time in Ligue 1.
The 7-2 defeat to Nice leaves Guingamp at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table after 11 games. Before Sunday’s game, Guingamp had the 14th worst defensive record in the league, losing seven goals obviously takes them to the bottom, but only one behind Evian and Reims.
Defending at home was one of Guingamp’s strong points last year, and for their position in the league, they hadn’t done badly this season. Now is the time for them to wipe the slate clean and restart the season with Lossl and his new gloves between the posts.