May the party continue! Concluded with a new success in Auxerre (1-3), the end of the season in apotheosis of RC Lens extended until very (very) late at night, Saturday. Already assured of finishing second in Ligue 1, and playing in the next Champions League, the Lensois have gone on the bus after fulfilling all their media obligations.
Head to Bollaert-Delelis, where the last tasty outing of Franck Haise's players was broadcast live on giant screens in front of more than 37,000 spectators. Disembarked in their enclosure under the blows of three fifteen in the morning, the Arthésiens found 15,000 festive-courageous. On the program of festivities: frenzied lap of honor, communion with the public and fireworks.
In Lens, more than 10,000 fans are still present at 4am to cheer the players of the #RCLens @RCLens in Bollaert 🎉🎉 pic.twitter.com/DAjm6vIfZV
— France Blue North (@fbleunord) June 4, 2023
Gradit: "We're going to let go a little"
"It's an outstanding performance. I'm not sure we can achieve that, because it's never been done at the club," Haise smiled to the media. But in any case, we had an exceptional season and the players responded from start to finish. Just before getting on the bus, captain Jonathan Gradit took the time to savour: "Having so many points at the end of the season... We are really very happy, very happy, and we hope that we will all be together next season, especially him there behind (mentioning Seko Fofana). We're going to let go a little bit, we haven't had too much time to savour, so now we're going to do it well."
📍 Meanwhile in Bollaert-Delelis...
3⃣6⃣6⃣8⃣9⃣ Supporters, a 27th consecutive sold-out show, for a match... without the players! 🤯
That's Racing! ❤️💛 #AJARCL #FierDEtreLensois pic.twitter.com/GVXJwIrVg1
— Racing Club de Lens (@RCLens) June 3, 2023
Festivities that will stretch a little longer for the Lensois, at the end of an absolutely incredible season for the club, only a small point from PSG and eleven ahead of its first pursuer, OM. According to La Voix du Nord, the entire group (players, technical and medical staff, stewards, managers, communication ...) must take off this Sunday for three days in Marbella in Spain. Summer will be beautiful, and hot.