Lorient 1 - 3 Toulouse

Match info: Ligue 1 at Stade du Moustoir

Date: 15/02/2014 KO: 19:00 Ref: A Castro Att: 14,875

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Lorient

Wes Lautoa 41

1
vs
3

Toulouse

Wissam Ben Yedder 60
Serge Aurier 73
Martin Braithwaite 80

FT (ht: 1-0)

  • Last Updated: February 14 2014, 15:33 GMT

Toulouse forward Martin Braithwaite is wary of the threat posed by Saturday's Ligue 1 opponents Lorient.

Braithwaite: We'll have to play as a team
Braithwaite: We'll have to play as a team

TFC head to Stade du Moustoir this weekend two points worse off than the 10th-placed hosts, who also have a game in hand.

It looks to be a tough ask for Toulouse to end their five-match winless streak in all competitions at Lorient, who Denmark international Braithwaite knows will prove dangerous opposition.

"This is an attractive team that plays good football," the 22-year-old said.

"It gets forward very quickly in combining individual and collective technique. Defensively, it's solid too.

"It is a complete team that raises many problems when it has possession of the ball.

"The first match was difficult for us, but we won 1-0. I hope that the outcome will be the same Saturday night for the club and for me.

"We absolutely have to play together. Lorient are a team that can create mismatches very quickly and create many opportunities. We must find the balance between patience and speed.

"Indeed, there will be an intense battle in midfield.

"This is typically the kind of game that is decided on a small detail."

Lorient head into the match fresh from an impressive 2-2 draw with title hopefuls Monaco - a performance striker Alain Traore hopes to build on against Toulouse.

"We must try to win all our matches at Moustoir," he said. "At our last home game, against Monaco, we produced a good performance.

"I think we need to repeat this kind of game, set the intensity from the beginning and try to be more decisive in front of goal.

"Against Monaco, we dominated and managed to make it difficult.

"Unfortunately, we were not quite killers in terms of scoring."


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