Before joining the Haitian selection during the international truce, Carlens Arcus was interviewed by “The Yonne Republican”. The Grenadier thus revealed his little rituals in the agglomerations of Auxerre, a city he loves so much to channel his stress, and returned to his arrival in France in 2015 while comparing the level of professionalism of French clubs to those of '
Arrived in France in 2015 when he was only 18, Carlens Arcus quickly impressed the leaders of the clubs where he played. Passed by Troyes, Lille, Cercle Brugge, the AJ Auxerre player did not have an easy adaptation to the European climate. This week, he answered questions from the journalists of L'Yonne. The Haitian international has told the links which unite him to the Hexagon, more precisely to Auxerre, where he is currently evolving.
“ The first time that I came to France, it was for a test at Le Mans. So I was really focused on football. I only saw the stadium and it was enough (laughs)! But otherwise, during my first year in France, in Troyes, what impressed me most was the cold! I arrived in November, I went from 35 degrees to 2 degrees.
In Auxerre, when the weather is nice, I walk a little on the docks. Above all, I like running along the docks, it makes me feel good. I like to go far, to be away from everyone, to do meditation, with my headphones. That's what I love most about this city. “
After having played at the Haitian Racing Club, this versatile boy would discover a new structured league with more facilities. Having dreams like many young footballers, he realized that he became a professional the day he joined Troyes in Ligue 2 in 2015. All this helped him to compare the clubs of his country to those of France
“The way training and games are organized, it was really another world in relation to Haiti. It impressed me. When I was in training center there, I said all the time that I wanted to become a professional footballer. But I did not really know what that meant, actually. It was especially when I arrived in Troyes that I understood. There was a difference in how to train, to prepare matches, in nutrition. “
As a reminder, Carlens Arcus was born June 28, 1996 in Port-au-Prince. Trained at the National School of Sports Talent (ENTS), he went to Brazil in 2011 as part of his training. In 2015, he arrived in Troyes who played in L2 and a year later, he signed for Lille in Ligue 1. It was during this year that he received his first call from the selection national senior. In 2017, the young Grenadier joined Belgium by joining the Cercle Brugge in Belgian D1, then went on loan to AJA (L2).