Loïs Openda (Lens) on her hunger: “I know how to manage the period”
Present at a press conference this Friday, two days before the match in Clermont Sunday (1 p.m.)RC Lens striker Loïs Openda was reassuring about his state of confidence, while he remains on eleven matches without scoring. “I am fine, everything is fine in my life. But it’s true that the period is rather complicated, because eleven matches without scoring for a striker is never easy. Afterwards, I wouldn’t say that I lost confidence, I know it will come back. Soon, I will chain matches with goals. But the important thing in the end is the team,” slipped the Belgian striker.
“We discussed before the Lille match, after the Nantes match. There are a lot of good things in his matches, continued Franck Haise on the subject. Loïs like Flo (Sotoca) know that they have scored goals, that they will score more. We must not put pressure on ourselves, they must believe in their quality. They continue to work, to work first for the team, and they will be rewarded. »
“The coach always trusts me, my teammates too. You have to keep going, and don’t doubt yourself.”
“The coach told me that it was not bad, that my races in the back posed problems. Then, against Lille, I was able to reproduce it, I still lacked efficiency. But I’m present in front of the goal, I miss the goals, and I think it will be good, added Openda. This is a period that happens to many players, and even to the best. Maybe also that some teams defend better than before, that they are a little more on me. »
The biggest investment of the Joseph Oughourlian era (€10 million), Openda has surrounded itself with a mental coach to avoid doubts. He claims to know the recipe for getting out of scarcity: “I have already experienced this, when I was at Vitesse Arnhem (2020-2022). At the start of the championship I didn’t score a goal, then yes, and again it was complicated… I ended up with 19 goals in the end. I know how to handle the period. You just have to be more precise and more present in front of the goal. Above all, you have to stay calm. The coach always trusts me, my teammates too. You have to keep going, and not doubt yourself. »