Not for the first time this season, French legend Thierry Henry has heaped praise on high-flying RC Lens. The Artois side are third in the Ligue 1 standings thanks to their energetic style. The Franck Haise-led outfit even mounted a title challenge to PSG. However, they lost away at the Parc des Princes a week ago for the decisive clash at the top. Nevertheless, Lens have brushed themselves off admirably and inflicted fourth-placed Monaco a 3-0 humbling on Saturday.
When asked by his Amazon Prime Video Sport colleagues whether Lens were the best Ligue 1 team to watch, Henry answered in the affirmative. “The star of this team is simply the team. It’s contagious when you see a team going forward, fighting together, regardless of the starting XI. This team is really difficult to manoeuvre.” The French football great has also lauded the Artois side’s sporting policy and recruitment over the years. “They were looking for players who could get into their system right away.” Henry also added that any game featuring Les Sang et Or is worth a watch. The northerners travel to face Coupe de France finalists Toulouse next Tuesday, before an all-important clash against Marseille which could potentially decide the final automatic Champions League spot.
GFFN | Bastien Cheval