Nantes coach Gourcuff hails Moses Simon despite defeat to Lyon
Nantes coach Gourcuff hails Moses Simon despite defeat to Lyon
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Nantes coach Gourcuff hails Moses Simon despite defeat to Lyon

Nantes suffered a 4-3 defeat to Lyon on Saturday but coach Christian Gourcuff has praised Moses Simon for his outstanding performance in the encounter.

Simon scored a goal and provided two assists but it was not enough for Nantes in the French Cup fixture.

Speaking after the game, Gourcuff said Simon always make the difference.

“Moses always makes the difference.

“He showed a lot of creativity which was very interesting,” he said.

The Nigeria international has now scored six goals in all competition for Nantes.

Rayan Cherki put Lyon ahead with two quick goals in the 2nd and 9th minute. Nantes pulled one back through Renaud Emond but the visitors regained their two-goal lead through Martin Terrier before the break.

Moussa Dembele extended the lead for Lyon before two late goals from Imran Louza and Simon reduced the deficit to 4-3.

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