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Garcia: Kalou needs time

November 2, 2012
By Fabien Perrin, France Correspondent
Lille coach Rudi Garcia has called for Salomon Kalou to be given time to settle as the club struggles to cope with the losses of Eden Hazard and Gervinho.

Lille brought in former Chelsea winger Kalou on a free transfer as Hazard headed to Stamford Bridge, but the Ivory Coast international has so far struggled to fill the void, with the 2011 Ligue 1 champions currently sitting tenth in the table.

Garcia insists the club must show patience with Kalou, along with fellow new arrivals ...

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