Eliminated from the Coupe de France this week by FC Nantes, RC Lens coach Franck Haise wants to see a different face against LOSC.
RC Lens suffered a heavy blow this week with their elimination in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France. Despite being favorites, the Blood and Gold were defeated 2-1 by FC Nantes on Wednesday. RCL will have to react quickly on Sunday in the North derby against LOSC.
Speaking at the pre-match press conference, Franck Haise sent a clear message to his players. The RC Lens coach wants to see a reaction from his team on Sunday. “What I want is for my team to completely let loose, to enjoy themselves. Against Nantes ten days ago, we played a full game on all levels (3-1). I saw a hyper-enthusiastic team and that’s what I expect from my team. I don’t know where we will finish, but what is certain is that if we have this pleasure, this desire to push forward, there will always be beautiful surprises.“
If they win, RC Lens would take a 9-point lead over their Lille rivals. the Blood and Gold knock LOSC out of the race for the podium after this North derby.
RC Lens : RCL wants to react against LOSC
After conceding a draw last weekend against Montpellier HSC, RC Lens also needs to react in the league. Since their victory against PSG, Franck Haise‘s men have only taken 10 points out of a possible 24. The RC Lens coach wants to see a collective reaction to win this derby of the North.
“After Wednesday, there was real disappointment for everyone. But our job, whether it’s for players, staff, or coaches, is to bounce back, to regain energy to go back into battle. No one will do it for us. I don’t expect anything from anyone, but everything from my group and the energy we’re going to put back into this game, which beyond everything has a symbolic value.” Defeated in the first leg, the Blood and Gold will be keen to take revenge and assert their supremacy in this derby.