With three days remaining, Lens-Lille, which will be contested next Friday, will undoubtedly be a key element of this final sprint.
The northern derby will regain its letters of nobility and all of France in football will be suspended from the result of this meeting. Because the promoted Lensois are currently living a dream season, ahead of OM and Rennes in particular for fifth place, synonymous with the European Cup. Suffice to say that the Marseillais will hope for a misstep of the “Blood and Gold” against Lille who walk on water in the race for the title. The Mastiffs of Christophe Galtier are still in front of PSG, and if they pass the obstacle Lensois, they will have to win against ASSE and Angers to recover the title, 10 years after the last one. For Elie Baup, interviewed by Provence, There is no question of hiding the fact that this hectic final straight line excites him at the highest point, even if he fears that OM will remain in sixth place on the evening of the 38th day.
« For the moment, I see Lens remaining fifth. They are always well classified, their dynamic is very strong. We will see the meeting between Lens and Lille, but we must beware of Lensois. They are always on the dynamic of the climb, what I call a locker room dynamic, with executives who play the game, young people who reveal themselves, a coach who does things well. Everything is positive on their side. And then, in the French championship, we must not forget that there is always a surprise team which qualifies for the European Cup. At OM, there is a new field project, a new cycle. The animation has changed, we have seen good things, such as the agreement between Lirola and Thauvin, the return to form of Payet. The collective has been revitalized, the guys run more, make more effort, but we have to score goals. When we see the match against Strasbourg on Friday (1-1), it’s problematic. Afterwards, OM actually have the clearest schedule, but for me, Lens has its destiny in hand. It’s good, between the battle for the title, the race for Europe and the fight for maintenance, it spices up the end of the championship “, Delivered the former coach of Nantes, Bordeaux and OM, who would like to remind you that it is not so common to see issues at all levels at the end of the Ligue 1 championship.