Even though the French Ligue 1 team Lille will be without both of its starting full-backs for the foreseeable future, manager Paulo Fonseca isn’t concerned about who will step up to fill the void as he mentioned 22-year-old Timothy Weah in a pre-match interview. This is due to the recent injury sustained by Brazilian fullback Ismaily and the continued absence of Gabriel Gudmundsson.
This season at French team Lille, the attacker for the United States men’s national team has made a total of 15 appearances, four of which have been at either left back or right back, demonstrating his flexibility for the club Lille.
Weah is still looking for his first goal of the season for Lille, who is presently in the round of 16 in the Coupe de France and is in seventh position in Ligue 1 right now. Weah performed admirably for the United States Men’s National Team in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He scored for the USMNT in their match against Wales and started all four of his matches as a forward.
As the French club looks to make a move in the league standings and proceed to the quarterfinals of the Coupe de France, Lille and Paulo Fonseca will be hoping that Weah can cover the role for the foreseeable future.