Benjamin Lecomte spoke to the media this afternoon two days before the derby against Nice.
It’s a match that is a little more important than the others. There’s a lot of excitement around the derby, it’s very important for the club and the fans. We must prepare for it in the best possible way.
This is a very important match in the race for Europe. Nice can catch up with us, pass us by, just as we can outpace them. To continue the good series we have going and to continue to believe in ourselves, we will have to win.
The first leg has to have to stayed in their heads because we had a very good game. Nice are better offensively than defensively, but this kind of encounter can galvanize everyone. It will be a tough match.
Confidence is paramount in football. Currently, this run we're on is good for our morale and we are gradually raising our level of play.
We will have to be vigilant against the Nice attackers, like Dolberg and Ounas. who are very skillful in front of goal. Imposing our style of play on the game will allow us to take control of the match.
Benitez won a lot of points for his team last year and this year. He's one of the very top goalies in our championship, but we have very good strikers.