Ligue 1: How far can RC Lens go?
This is the hit of this early fall. Before the 9th day of Ligue 1 and the reception of Reims, this Friday, RC Lens is ranked 2nd in the standings behind the already untouchable PSG, but ahead of teams like OM, Lyon or Monaco.
The Sang et Or club, which remains on a resounding victory at the Stade Vélodrome (2-3), did not steal its place. Since the start of the year, the team coached by Franck Haise has offered attractive football, one of the most enjoyable in the championship. She demonstrated it again in Marseille with a seductive and successful performance in a hostile atmosphere. It also says a lot about the strength of character of the northern group.
Proof that we will have to reckon with this Lensoise formation, which has reached a milestone this season. “We know that we are capable of doing more and more things, we are also capable of defending differently. We have gained in maturity and experience, ”said the northerner coach. But despite this promising start, he prefers to remain cautious and does not want to give in to the euphoria. « I have an ambitious group but we are not going to cut corners, » he said.
« There are stages, it’s been a little over a year since we returned to L1, there are priority objectives set by the management which are clear, it is to perpetuate the club in L1 », added the Lensois coach, a great architect of the good results of his team. But he knows that if his group continues this momentum, great things could happen at the end of the season. « There are objectives in the game, the content, the state of mind which, if we are present, can lead to ambition, » he said.
In the event of another success against the Rémois, in a Bollaert stadium still behind closed doors after the incidents that occurred in the derby, Seko Fofana and his teammates will no longer be able to hide and will assert themselves as candidates for European places. Or why not better …