Fourth in Ligue 1, FC Lorient host Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday as part of the 14th day. The Meirles coach spoke at a press conference about the state of mind that the capital club will display after its last match in the Champions League group stage.
‘They have a very large margin’
At the foot of the podium, FC Lorient achieved an excellent first third of the season. Even if they go three games without a win and a defeat at home to Lille (1-2), Meirles are still cruising at the top of the ratings. In fourth place with 27 points, tied with Stade Rennes, Breton club prepare to receive Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, in an unexpected poster atop the table. A chance for Regis Le Bress players to successfully reconnect? Facing the media, Christophe Pellisier’s successor on the bench answered a question about the context that could be in the interest of his group, four days after the triumphant journey of the Parisians to the Juventus park of Turin (2-1), in the league champions.
The FCL technician doesn’t really believe in relaxing the reigning French champion, the five-point lead over Racing Club de Lens. “They have such an individual level and collectively they have a very important margin. They can play at 70% and still win matches very easily. They also have a big problem, which is the sequence of matches in the league, the sequence of matches in the Champions League, international matches and the next World Cup. So, Essentially, they can’t be 100% all the time. But that margin still allows them to always be a little above par and have made an exceptional start to the tournament in terms of points collected.”He warned in his broadcast statements West of France.