Brest in the Champions League, it’s over!


By: Manu Tournoux

Currently second in Ligue 1, Brest is heading straight towards the Champions League according to Franck Haise, convinced that the Breton club will finish second behind PSG.

“Can you imagine Real Madrid at Francis-Le Blé! » Eric Roy dreams of this completely crazy scenario. And for the Brest coach, interviewed in the columns of the magazine So Foot, it could become reality. Second in Ligue 1 after 24 days, nine points behind PSG and four points ahead of Monaco, the Breton club can legitimately believe in qualifying for the Champions League next season.

This route is reminiscent of that of Lens in 2022-2023. Franck Haise also makes the parallel. “Like what we experienced last year, what they have been experiencing for 24 days, it’s extraordinaryenthused the Sang et Or coach at a press conference, before receiving SB29 in Bollaert on Saturday evening. They are having an extraordinary season but it is totally deserved, you don’t score 46 points in 24 days by chance. »

“They will finish second, I am almost convinced of that”

For the northern coach, the Brestois have all the qualities to maintain this pace until the end and secure a place on the podium. “They are strong when it is necessary to be strong, they know how to work in positional attack, in direct positional attack, in transition, they are strong on set pieces, he explains. I’m not one of those who think that Brest will collapse, I think they will finish second, I’m almost convinced of that. »

An exceptional success that Franck Haise largely attributes to the good work carried out by Eric Roy, former sporting director of Racing, who arrived on the bench in January 2023 and extended until 2025 after having obtained maintenance. “It relies on a group that moves little, a core of 15 players who playhe emphasizes. And they are continuing on from last year, on what had already been done well since the arrival of Éric Roy. »

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