Ghanaian youngster Yaw Yeboah believes he will continue to thrive at Lille despite the dismissal of coach Herve Renard who he regards as a 'father'.
The 18-year-old has only started playing regularly for the French club since completing his loan switch from Manchester City in the summer.
Yeboah has been progressing steadily under Herve Renard who was appointed manager of Lille just five months ago.
But poor results including just two wins in 13 Ligue 1 matches has forced the dismissal of the two-time Africa Cup of Nations winning coach.
The departure of the Frenchman now threatens to hamper the steady rise of Yaw Yeboah with a new coach set to be appointed soon.
But the young Ghanaian gem is confident he will continue to develop even under a new coach.
“I am not really happy but as a player you should be ready for any challenges in your life,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“He [Herve renard] has been like a father to me but now that he is leaving I just need to keep working hard and I feel if I keep doing that the best will come out of me and I will still get the opportunity to play.
“I will still get the opportunity to have my playing time.”
Yaw Yeboah has made three Ligue 1 appearances for Lille this season – playing in games against Bastia, Nice and Olympique Marseille.