“We imagine you quite happy after this new victory at home…
One is happy. Happy to have 30 points and also not to have conceded. You have to take it, savor it. But it must have a sequel. We are only on the 13th day. Much more will have to be done. I’m satisfied but the game that matters most is always the one after.
“People leave with happiness and pride. This is also important”
Were you worried at half-time?
The team got off to a good start but we should have gone further in the pressing phases and finished our actions better. There was haste, bad choices. It was messy. We tried to stall things by asking for higher pressing in the second half. We were fairer in the attacks placed.
Did you expect such a contribution from incoming players, who made the difference?
It is the whole collective that is to be honored this evening. As long as the entrants are hungry like that… It’s the result of a state of mind in the group. That the substitutes come in and be efficient and that those who go out don’t sulk.
A goal conceded in the last 7 matches, that must also be very satisfying?
Being strong defensively was a necessary step in growing. This is an axis of improvement that I had checked. We have to go through it to be super regular, constant. Again, it’s not just the back three. It is a collective work.
This is the best start for Lens in its history. There’s something going on this season, isn’t it?
It’s not unusual, that’s for sure. We’ve been living great things here for a while but I have to be measured. I will release the pressure on the evening of the 38th day. I also taste the moment but you have to keep the pressure on. This evening (Friday) I am happy for the team, in the fervor of this stadium. People leave with happiness and pride. This too is important. »