Lössl loving life at Guingamp
After the chastening experience of conceding seven goals in only his fourth Ligue 1 game, Jonas Lössl has proven himself a safe pair of hands as En Avant Guingamp have turned their season round.
Lössl tweeted a picture of his goalkeeping gloves in the bin following Guingamp's eye-watering 7-2 thrashing at home by OGC Nice in Week 11, a result that left Jocelyn Gourvennec's men rock-bottom both in terms of morale and the Ligue 1 table.
They were still propping up the top-flight following their 2-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Evian-Thonon-Gaillard FC in Week 15.
In the nine games since, however, only Ligue 1 leaders Olympique Lyonnais have picked up more points than the Bretons, moving them into mid-table - nine points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Week 25 - while they have also progressed to the knockout stages of the Europa League and the Coupe de France quarter-finals.
"It was just so embarrassing, a game where everything went wrong," Lössl told The Ligue 1 Show on BeIN SPORTS of the Nice defeat. "Everything for me, everything for my team-mates, everything for the team in general just went wrong that game. And when I look back to it now I just say, 'That was nice everything went wrong in that game and not in seven games in a row'. So no, it wasn't fun at all!"
There has been a smile on the face of Lössl since with his move from Danish side Midtjylland proving a successful one.
After spending the opening weeks of the season on the bench, the 26-year-old seized his opportunity when Mamadou Samassa was suspended and then injured, and he has kept clean sheets against both Paris Saint-Germain - making a fine late save from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to help hand the champions a first L1 defeat of the campaign - and AS Monaco to help his side climb the table.
"On the pitch, of course it's nice to be able to show what you are capable of and show people here why they bought me, why they wanted me to come," said Lössl, who was brought up in the small town of Kolding meaning he had little trouble adapting to homely Guingamp.
"It's a small town in Denmark as well, where I come from. So for me it wasn't a big jump. For me, France is a nice country, I've travelled here many times on vacation, so I love the culture here. And the football is just amazing here. And then it's just a natural step for a Danish player."