Franck Haise (RC Lens coach, 2-1 winner of Clermont): “Having 36 points on the 15th day will allow us to taste this truce (due to World Cup in Qatar) for those who will have a break tomorrow, with the feeling of having worked well. It’s quite exceptional to have this number of points at this stage of the season. Accounting, to hold this average of points of a champion, I think it will be very complicated. But what matters is that we continue to put as much life, passion, energy and quality into it.
“It is a great pleasure to be able to give people happiness and pride”
At the break, you had to stay calm. We also had to do a little more. Clermont defended his skin dearly. He was able to cause us problems. We had to stay very calm, determined, and increase the pace, with centrals who had to go further in the bindings to get more higher players, in order to hurt them. The players did it perfectly in the first half hour of the second half. It is a great pleasure to be able to give people happiness and pride. Beyond the points we have now, at the end of the season, no one can take it away from us. You have to confirm every week, every day in training. From December 28 (date of the 16th day), you have to be ready. »