Lille's Rudi Garcia delighted after winning Ligue 1

The coach, who has brought the double to north-east France, was determined to enjoy every last second of the title celebrations after his side clinched the league title

Lille's title-winning coach Rudi Garcia was determined to savour the glorious moment after his side clinched their first league title in more than 50 years following a dramatic 2-2 draw with PSG in the Parc des Princes.

Following on from last week's last-gasp Coupe De France triumph over Antoine Kombouare's men, Lille secured the point they needed to complete the double after Marseille could only draw with Valenciennes.

"It is a calm and serene feeling of joy. I have taken a step back from it all. I wanted to enjoy every second as I stood on the edge of the pitch watching my players with the fans. Everyone is happy. These are magic moments," he was quoted as saying by Reuters.

"To do the double with this group, it is enormous. It is something beautiful, which brings joy to my heart. I told them in the privacy of the dressing room from the start of the season that they were capable of big things, of winning trophies. Little by little, they began to understand just what they were capable of."

Garcia admitted that he did not expect an easy ride away to PSG, who have enjoyed a good season and can still qualify for the Champions League.

"Of course [it was hard] but you know that you are playing at the Parc and they have had a great season. On the other hand, we started the game well and Ludovic Obraniak scored.

"Having then defended well, we saw PSG come back into the game after a mistake from the referee. The players concentrated hard though. We scored after going a man up - it is not always easy to play like that as PSG were determined. We knew that a point would suffice and though we let Bodmer equaliser, we knew how to get the job done at the end."

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