April 13, 2024

Franck Haise takes on a beIN Sports journalist!

RC Lens didn’t let the opportunity pass them by. Having been eliminated from the Champions League since their 6-0 defeat by Arsenal, the Sang et Or had one last chance to secure their place in the Europa League: a draw against Sevilla at Bollaert was all they needed to continue their European adventure. And despite the Andalusians’ domination, particularly in the first half, Lens…

RC Lens didn’t let the opportunity pass them by. Having been eliminated from the Champions League since their 6-0 defeat by Arsenal, the Sang et Or had one last chance to secure their place in the Europa League: a draw against Sevilla at Bollaert was all they needed to continue their European adventure. And despite the Andalusians’ domination, particularly in the first half, Lens did better, snatching victory in added time.

We’re going to play this game with the idea of winning it, warned the Art├ęsien coach on the eve of the match. I want my players to evolve the winner of the last UEFA Europa League.

Franck Haise did not take kindly to the beIN Sports journalist’s questions after the match, clearly mocking him. Did I ask my players to play 0-0 in the first half? Exactly, you’ve understood everything once again. And at half-time, I told them to win the match, and they did. Soccer isn’t complicated, he said ironically, adding when asked if his players were timid in the first half: You know, there are some very worthy opponents in the Champions League, I don’t know if you watch the games very often, and Sevilla are one of them.