Cedric Chasseur // Photo credits: LOU BENOIST / AFP 06:40 a.m., October 24, 2023

After two good first matches against the leaders of their group, Lens must now beat their apparently worst opponents, PSV Eindhoven, on Tuesday night, at home, to get a glimpse of the knockout stages of the Champions League. A well-known paradox in top-level sport, Lens knows how to sublimate itself against the greats of Europe.

Silencing his critics. This is an art in which Lens is a master. Promised by the specialists for a difficult group stage, the Sang et Or sit at the top of their group B, ahead of Sevilla, where Lens picked up a point (1-1), and ahead of Arsenal, beaten before the break at Bollaert (2-1).

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"You have to be ambitious and we're going to be ambitious"

Results that can turn some heads and that's why defender Jonathan Gradit wanted to clarify things, when it comes to facing Eindhoven on Tuesday, October 24, at home. "A team like PSV, if you think it's going to happen on its own and we're going to win easily again at home, you're going straight into the wall. We're going to have to put in a big game, we're going to have to play with personality, we're going to have to go and get them," said the Lens defender.

An opinion shared by coach Franck Haise, who wants to see his team with intentions and spare no effort. "What's certain is that if we don't put this content, we can't dream of much. On the other hand, if we put in a lot of things, like we did for Sevilla and Arsenal, of course we have to be ambitious and we will be," said the Lens coach. An ambition shared by the club's many supporters, who will once again shake a full Stade Bollaert-Delélis, for the reception of PSV.