Franck Haise (Lens): “We beat a big Marseille team”

Franck Haise, Lens coach, after the victory against Marseille (1-0): “Marseille played a very, very good game, especially a very good first period. The Marseillais put us under pressure, they defended themselves by advancing. The first half was largely in their favour, but it was positive to go into the locker room without having conceded, having remained solid.

And we had to do much better in the second half then. We managed to defend while advancing. We posed problems for the opponent even if they were always dangerous. But it was more balanced, we held the ball better. We didn’t hold up either, we had chances. A hold-up is when you win on a single shot on target, playing 10 against 11.

But I agree with Igor Tudor on the analysis of the Marseille match, they will win a lot if they play like that, it’s obvious. We beat a big team from Marseille who had a very big game. We are not in the same court, the players have leveled up and I congratulate them for that. »


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