Franck Haise takes stock of the year 2023 for RC Lens


By: Manu Tournoux

The end of 2023 is approaching. And let it be said, this was exceptional for Frank Haise’s Racing Club de Lens. Victorious at the Stade de Reims this Saturday, as part of the 16th day of the League, the French coach took the opportunity to take stock of the calendar year at a press conference.

“I’m not going to complain about what we achieve in the 2023 calendar year. And at club level, for a little longer. Even when it’s difficult, I enjoy doing that because, despite everything, we know that we are calibrated to be in the 7-8 (first in Ligue 1, editor’s note), that’s our objective, but it There are still other teams calibrated for that. Holding on is a good thing. »

Before adding: “ I think that we still have, for a year and a half now – even if the start of the season was more difficult – an ability to defend more intelligently, to be pragmatic when necessary. These last eight championship matches have been seven clean sheets. This is not an insignificant stat, especially against an opponent who had always scored except against Paris. Gradually, we left them less and less space, less and less things to eat. I think we have this organization, this experience, which means that we can bend without breaking and retreat without conceding many chances at certain moments of the match. There had to be a lot of things aligned to win this match and they were tonight. »

Finish in style against OGC Nice

After taking 7 points in 3 matches, RC Lens wants to finish the 2023 calendar year this Wednesday on the pitch at OGC Nice. A match which promises to be undecided and very committed between the two teams aiming for the top of the table.

Fifth in the standings with 26 points on the clock, the Lensois could get closer to the Niçois in the event of success at the Allianz Riviera (Nice has 32 points). A victory would add a little more suspense to the top of the table for European places.

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