RC Lens Manager Is Hopeful the Match Against PSG Will Be Played Amid Coronavirus Outbreak on the Parisian Squad

When Paris Saint-Germain reached the UEFA Champions League final, the capital club sent in a request to Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) to have their match against RC Lens rescheduled. 

The LFP decided to grant this request from Les Parisiens and postpone its opening match of the Ligue 1 season. Instead of playing on August 29th, the game will now take place on Thursday, September 10th. 

However, with six players on the PSG squad testing positive for coronavirus, the date is a topic of discussion. Furthermore, there’s now some questioning as to whether postponing this game is the right move. 

Nonetheless, even with a significant amount of coronavirus cases on the squad for the reigning Ligue 1 champions, Lens manager Franck Haise isn’t interested in postponing the match when asked by the Voix du Nord.

“I hope we will play. The game has already been postponed once, so yes, I hope we play. Once again, it won’t be up to us,” said Haise. “Yes. I refused to postpone at first. And then, from the moment I was told that the match would be postponed. We then asked for another date, September 23rd, which was not granted either.”

Also, the 49-year-old wasn’t a fan of having the initially scheduled date pushed back. His responses with the French media outlet gave off a tone of frustration on Haise’s part. 

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