Despite RC Lens' historically bad start to the Ligue 1 Uber Eats season, Franck Haise is confident of turning the situation around.
Lens have just one point from their first five matches following Saturday night’s 1-0 defeat at the Stade Bollaert. It is Les Sang et Or’s worst ever start to a Ligue 1 Uber Eats campaign and the lowest total of points accrued by a team that the previous season finished second. With four defeats in their first five games, Lens have also already equalled their amount of defeats from the whole of last season’s campaign.
However, Haise was defiant in the wake of the latest defeat against Metz. “Things will turn around. When? I don’t know. I’m not going to arrive with a bucket of confidence. We’re going to continue to believe in ourselves. I believe in my players and my team. The season will perhaps be difficult until the end. We came up short this evening, but I am confident,” said Lens’ manager.
“I didn’t think we’d be here.”
With the start of their UEFA Champions League campaign, which gets underway away to Sevilla in midweek, things don’t get any easier for Lens, who are becoming increasingly desperate to reproduce last season’s form.
“I didn’t think we would be here, with just one point from 15. I knew it would certainly be a more difficult season. But this is where we are and we have to face it,” concluded Haise.