Lukasz Poreba and Salis Abdul Samed, recruits already in tune... waiting for the rest!

Lukasz Poreba and Salis Abdul Samed, recruits already in tune… waiting for the rest!


RC Lens has already recruited 6 players, but we have only been able to see 2 at work so far: Salis Abdul Samed and Lukasz Poreba. Not necessarily the most publicized arrivals and yet the young 22-year-old midfielders made a good impression on Friday during the friendly match against Valenciennes (3-0), the first of the offseason open to the media.

Between a ball scraper Salis Abdul Samed alongside Seko Fofana and diligent to revive just then a Lukasz Poreba who helped to dynamite the Valencian midfield in the second half with elegant football, beautiful ball ranges including an acceleration which led at the opening of the scoring by Koto Camara, there was enough to be rather packed on Friday. Although we will obviously have to wait to really judge these 2 players against a more aggressive opposition because Valenciennes often had trouble existing in this meeting. “ They had already done pretty well last weekadvance while waiting for their trainer Franck Haise, satisfied. There are things that they have already assimilated in relation to our specificities, even if there is still a lot of work. But they are in tune, it’s clear. »

Poreba’s profile reminds Fofana of that of Inter Milan midfielder Brozovic.

Orphan of Cheick Doucouré in the middle, Seko Fofana praises the quality of the players who will try together to help make him forget as best as possible: “ They integrated really well, that’s very good. Salis does great things, he brings a lot of aggressiveness, balance and technical quality, while Lukasz reminds me a bit of Marcelo Brozovic (Croatian international midfielder for Inter Milan), the player profile of the East, super smart, calm with good ball grips and beautiful to watch play. The Norwegian international Patrick Berg, who arrived last winter from Norway from Bodo/Glimt and who could have the opportunity to play more after 6 months of adaptation, has also shown interesting things in his ability to play short. and long.

Frank Haise: The recruitment cell worked very well again »

We are now waiting to see the other rookies make their debut. Jimmy Cabot, who ended the last season injured with Angers, has been spared so far but he should be in one of the 2 matches on Saturday July 16, against Rodez then Clermont. Goalkeeper Brice Samba and Loïs Openda, the most expensive reinforcement of the Lensois transfer window (10 million euros), ” a very complete attacker capable of creating movement, imbalance in placed attack but also interesting and strong on transitions » according to Franck Haise, were a little too behind the others in terms of collective training to play on Friday. They were still present with the group on the sidelines. As for Adam Buksa, who will not be able to go on an internship, he is treating a small stress fracture and as soon as the exams scheduled for July 20 will tell if he can resume.

Exams on July 20 with the hope of a green light for Adam Buksa.

In the meantime, Franck Haise can be delighted to have already obtained so many reinforcements, at the start of preparation. The ideal scenario for a coach: This is a good thing. The recruitment cell led by Flo (Florent Ghisolfi, sports director) worked very well again. We’ve been working on it for a very long time too. It’s a long-term job but sometimes the players don’t come so quickly. It’s a chance for the team. Next week’s course in Aveyron will now make it possible to refine the integration of available recruits.

Christopher Schaad

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