Clermont Foot in Lens: by no means too late to do higher

This Sunday night, on the finish of Monaco-Marseille known as to shut the fifteenth day, the entire Ligue 1 will go on hiatus. The truce, the vacations, apart from the internationals summoned to the World Cup (so far, the one Wieteska for the CF63), Clermont Foot has the opportunity of dwelling them kind of within the warmth. Nevertheless it appears to additionally rely upon Lens…

The 20 factors:

Friday, in a pre-match press convention, Pascal Gastien clarified issues once more: “The bar of 20 factors, we set it, you (the journalists) we put it in as a result of it is a spherical quantity. Now, we’re not significantly properly at 19 however we deserve the factors we took. We may have taken extra, we may have taken much less too, immediately we’re the place we needs to be. Afterwards, sure, it will be good for us to be at 20 factors however it’s not as a result of it is 20 factors, it is just because it is one level extra. Grappling is essential to us. If we will transfer ahead, that is good. And one or three factors there can be nice. »

premium Earlier than the reception of Clermont Foot, RC Lens is at its Haise on the prime of Ligue 1

What to do with Lens?

Flat, to advance from this Saturday afternoon (5 p.m.), it would have been essential to have discovered the keys to decelerate Lens, its rank of runner-up to PSG within the championship, its 7 victories in 7 dwelling video games: “However we’re not going to go there within the spirit of dropping,” insists Gastien.

If the Clermont technician makes use of the time period “super” to explain a potential optimistic outcome, it’s as a result of he has understood the magnitude of the duty that awaits his troops going through an RCL, on which, coach included, he doesn’t dry up no reward: “We performed them in a pleasant match, in June, they’re the very best crew we now have met in pleasant matches, definitely. So already they have been able to do what they’re doing and Franck (Haise) has been doing an incredible job since he is been there and his crew is bettering from recreation to recreation. »

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Getting out of his camp

Overwhelmed (3-1) final yr in Artois, after main within the rating, Clermont himself had tried just a few avenues: “We had a superb first half however sooner or later we have been now not capable of get out of our camp. Saturday, I believe that is what they’ll impose on us.

And the Clermont coach to vow:

“We are going to attempt to disturb them. From the second we handle to get out of their urgent, we are going to instantly put them in peril however this can be very troublesome as a result of it’s a group of gamers who run, who’re aggressive and who clearly have high quality… »

Pascal Gastien (CF63 coach)

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Anticipated progress

On this regard, independently of that of Lens, the CF63 can nonetheless ensure that to enhance its personal. As such, greater than a reference match, even when he evokes Auxerre and Good and even the second interval in Reims, the coach reasonably retains “items of matches which have been passable. After, not sufficient but for my style. Even when we really feel that we’re a bit of extra constant in comparison with final season, I believe we’re able to doing higher. We’ve got to drag the group up. »

And to acknowledge, on the point out of the primary “block” of this 2022-2023 train, opened by Paris and to conclude in Lens, an actual alternative to guage the progress of his coaching: “Sure, actually. It should be reasonably fascinating to see what we will do, and outdoors. We began with a 5-0, I hope we are going to considerably cut back the hole…”

Jean-Philippe Beal

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