Rudi Garcia uncertain of Lille's Champions League qualification

Garcia uncertain of CL qualification
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Rudi Garcia admits that Lille's chances of finishing third in Ligue 1 are out of their hands.

Lille coach Rudi Garcia has admitted that his side's chances of finishing in the top three in Ligue 1 are slim.

The former French champions are currently sixth in the league table with 57 points from 35 matches, three points behind third-placed Lyon.

"It's out of our hands," he told reporters. "We'll have to wait and see how our direct rivals fare. Even though, mathematically, it's still possible, we're dependent on other results. If we had won, we could have watched these matches calmly. But that won't be the case.

"The only thing that's certain is that there are still nine points up for grabs. Nothing is lost yet. We need to roll up our sleeves. We have three matches left and we have to give our all against Reims [on Friday] to get back to winning ways.

"It had been a long time since we lost and now we need to bounce back. You can judge the quality of a team by its capacity to bounce back from defeat and to come through the experience with something positive."

Nice and Saint-Etienne are in fourth and fifth respectively.

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2Marseille22145345222347
3Lyon21136249212845
4MonacoMonaco21134448212743
5NantesNantes2210481921-234
6Montpellier HSCMontpellier2271052015531
7Rennes229492730-331
8Nice219482731-431
9GuingampGuingamp228592429-529
10StrasbourgStrasbourg227692737-1027
11Caen2283111424-1027
12Bordeaux2275102431-726
13AmiensAmiens2274112024-425
14Dijon2274113145-1425
15Troyes2273122231-924
16Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2165102036-1623
17Angers2241082532-722
18Lille2264121933-1422
19Toulouse2255122032-1220
20Metz2143141735-1815
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