Lille forward Lebo Mothiba targets win over Amiens

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Christophe Galtier’s side could ease their relegation worries with a win at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Sunday

Lebo Mothiba is upbeat that Lille can secure victory against Amiens in Sunday’s Ligue 1 fixture.

The Great Danes, a point adrift of the relegation play-off spot, are yet to win a league game since their 2-1 win over Strasbourg on January 28.

And with three points separating both sides, the South Africa international believes that a win over the Unicorns could trigger a positive run, with eight games left in the current campaign.

“It will be a very important match for us, everyone knows that. We're 19th, Amiens are rivals in the relegation battle,” Mothiba told Ligue 1 website.

“So if we win, we give ourselves a bit of breathing space in the table, and we also take points off a direct rival. Against us will be a team that is solid at the back and quick up front. I have faith in us. We can win this match. We're going to win this match."

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Sunday’s clash will reunite two former Mamelodi Sundowns players, Mothiba and  Bongani Zungu - who will be part of a full-strength Amiens squad.

But the 22-year-old forward who has garnered two goals in six league appearances this season, is unfazed by the reunion as he reiterates his commitment to help Lille in their relegation battle.

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"My team is Lille. That's my agenda, my work to give everything to the club. I want to do that. I won't hear talk of relegation," he continued.

“We're all determined to give 200% until the end of the season. Today, our focus is on Amiens and nothing else."

The game at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy will be played behind closed doors following the pitch invasion that marred Lille's encounter with Montpellier on March 10.

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