Present at a press conference on the eve of the derby between RC Lens and Lille, Burak Yilmaz responded to Lensois, Gaël Kakuta, who said he hoped to “deprive Lille of the title”, confessing his penchant for PSG for the final victory. The Turk felt he didn’t have to say that.
The tone rises before the derby kicks off. This Friday, the LOSC will challenge RC Lens at the opening of the 36th day of Ligue 1. And the meeting promises to be electric. After losing on the lawn of the Parc des Princes against PSG last week, the Lensois continue with the reception of Lille and play a role of referee in the race for the title.
But Franck Haise’s troops are also in the running for a European qualification that they are competing with Olympique de Marseille and Stade Rennais. Before the kick-off, the playmaker of the Sang et Or, Gaël Kakuta, caused a lot of ink to flow by confiding that he hoped to “deprive Lille of the title” and confessing his penchant for PSG to go for the final victory in Ligue 1.
“We focus on us, it’s just a bonus. We can go higher, we will try to do it. And if we can deprive Lille of the title, that would be nice too. I prefer Paris to be champions. “
After the large first leg defeat against the Mastiffs, Lens hopes to take revenge and recover from this slap in a derby which promises to be very hotly contested.
“He should have kept it to himself”, Judge Yilmaz
This Thursday, it was Burak Yilmaz’s turn to walk past the press on the eve of the kickoff of the meeting. A great architect of the good dynamic of Lille, the Turk did not escape questions about Gaël Kakuta’s words.
A great competitor, the 35-year-old striker still felt that the Lensois playmaker “should have kept it to himself” out of respect, especially since Lens bowed to PSG on the last day .
“I know the player well. He’s a very good, experienced player. Regarding respect, he should have kept that to himself. Besides last week, they played against Paris and they lost.” The shock is launched even before the kick-off.