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Lille boss Girard feels his side did not do enough against Krasnodar

Lille coach Rene Girard felt his side did not do enough to hinder Krasnodar following their 1-1 draw in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday.

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Girard's men fell behind in the 35th minute at the Stade Pierre Mauroy as Colombian striker Ricardo Laborde put the Russian visitors in front.

A free-kick just after the hour from Danish defender Simon Kjaer meant the spoils were shared, but Girard was left disappointed by his team, who sit top of Ligue 1 after five matches.

"I do not know if we can say that it"s two points lost tonight [Thursday]," Girard said.

"We came up against a good team, well organised and that moved us physically.

"It was a laborious first half, the second was better. At half-time I changed the system because they needed more freshness and to better occupy the pitch.

"But tonight we did not have the ingredients to hinder them [Krasnodar]."

Girard was philosophical over his side"s failure to win, however, insisting that Lille will not be the only team to drop points at home in what he expects to be a fiercely contested Group H.

"It will be a hotly disputed group," Girard added. "Others will lose points at home.

"It's not going to be easy. We'll have tough matches so all points are good to take."

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