After beating their rival Lille at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium (1–2), RC Lens dealt a major blow in the race to Europe, taking three precious points. After a good performance from his players, coach Frank Heijs distributed good points and recalled Lancois’s ambitions.
Beyond the rivalry between Lille and Lens, this Saturday’s derby between the two teams was of great importance. As the end of the season drew to a close, rivals had to collect all three points to stay in the race for Europe. After a successful performance, Lençois did well with a 1–2 win at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
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If Przemysaw Frankowski and Arnaud Kalimuendo distinguished themselves by betraying Leo Jardim’s vigilance in the second period, Frank Haise praised his players’ collective performance at the end of the match: “We started the match very well, we started early. Scored it. Later on, we were good in the transition and we scored this second goal. We had a great second period on energy, solidity, abundance of defensive accuracy.”
In addition to the game offered by his players, Technician praised the mindset of the latter, who over the years has consistently outdone himself: “Let the hearts of Lensois be proud of their team, as we are proud of them.” maybe. explains the results.”
“We don’t set limits”
Thanks to this success, the Northerners are only two points behind the fifth place held by Strasbourg, and are synonymous with the Europa Conference League. After victories against Nice and Lille, seventh in the standings clearly emerged as a serious contender for Europe. An observation that Haise doesn’t deny: “We’re still there, we just scored two important victories in this race for Europe. We don’t set limits.”
To achieve this objective, Northern Coach is counting on his troops to maintain the state of mind displayed against the Mastiff: “Let’s maintain this humility and this mindset that will allow us to move mountains and move forward.” allows.”