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“This team is holding up” … Are the Sang et Ors yet to be the good surprise of the season?


At Matmut Atlantique,

There is definitely something special about this team. Surely an extra soul! And she proved it again this Sunday at Matmut Atlantique by winning a completely crazy match against the Girondins de Bordeaux in added time (3-2). Still unbeaten after five days (two wins and three draws), the Sang et Or settled in the top 5 before the derby against the Losc next Saturday (5 p.m.) in Bollaert.

But can we be so surprised by this very good start to the men’s championship by Franck Haise? Finally, the Lensois are simply in the continuity of last season: “I do not know if we are progressing but in any case, we are in the lineage in the game and the state of mind. That’s what reassures me even though I wasn’t really worried. “Difficult to be when you see the mentality and especially the character of its players every day to go get something.

In Bordeaux, however, they could have collapsed when they saw the Girondins come back after leading 2-0 at half-time thanks to two heads from Kakuta and Medina. But no, Florian Sotoca’s teammates returned to the striker: “It is with our state of mind that we will look for this third goal. I think we look a lot like the team from last season and that we represent the values ​​of Racing Club de Lens. The communion after his victorious goal and the final whistle in front of a packed yard is a good example.

Florian Sotoca scored the penalty for victory in Bordeaux. – Romain Perrocheau / AFP

The derby is just right

Les Sang et Or seems to have left to be the sensation of the season again. Despite the loss of Badé, his replacement Danso is already at the level. The other recruits do the job like Frankowski or Saïd who got the decisive penalty after coming into play a few minutes earlier. Always so physically solid with a Fofana who shines in the midfield, RC Lens offers in addition to play, a lot of play. Perhaps too much play. This gives “games a little crazy since the start of the season” admits with a smile Florian Sotoca. It now remains to find more consistency over a whole match but for the moment Franck Haise is savoring:

“This team is holding up. To say that we have a lot of headroom, no, but yes it holds up. “

The derby is therefore timely for the Sang et Or. There will also be a little taste of revenge in them after the two spankings received last season in Lille (0-4) and Bollaert (0-3). “It’s always important to prepare well for this derby,” Sotoco reminds us, “we will finally try to win at home (two draws for the moment against Saint-Etienne and Lorient). “Even if for his coach,“ it will be very different ”from the match against the Girondins despite a Lille team, also in difficulty for the moment. One thing is certain, the atmosphere may be grandiose!



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