After their 2-0 defeat at home against Marseille (22nd day of Ligue 1), the RC Lens is provisionally ranked in 7th position. The Sang et Or can still hope to get involved in the fight for Europe even if the competition is tough and an 8th final of the Coupe de France against Monaco will be played in Bollaert Saturday.
For the playmaker Gael Kakuta, the objective remains for the moment the same as at the beginning of the season. The fastest possible maintenance is always the priority, even if the Sang et Or are currently far from the red zone. Asked about the club’s objectives, he replied: The upkeep. We will first of all maintain ourselves, the rest is a bonus. When we are for example 2nd, it is normal that people talk about us as Europeans, but the most important thing right now is maintaining. The sooner it will be done, the better and after that it will only be a bonus. There is also the Coupe de France. We play it seriously, as we showed against Lille. »
Interview by Christophe Schaad