Florent Balmont is content that Lille are back in form after a troubled start to their Ligue 1 campaign.
The midfielder was speaking on the eve of his side's trip to lowly Evian, a match Lille are hoping to emerge victorious from to extend a league streak of two wins and a draw.
That is a significant improvement on their previous run of four points from six matches and Balmont has sensed a new confidence among his team-mates.
``There was perhaps not enough gas in the tank at the beginning of the season,'' he told his club's official website.
``We are better now than a few weeks ago. We believe that we are part of a good group. We have started a run and we have to continue that at Evian.
``We go to win, even though the opposition also needs points.''
Despite his improved confidence, Balmont accepts that victory is far from a given.
``A series of positive results is always good for morale but we stay humble. There is still some way to go,'' he added.
``Even having gone three consecutive games without defeat, we are only 10th in the standings. This is a game that gives us the opportunity to move on. It should not be missed.''
Evian, meanwhile, are some way short of full strength as they look to widen a gap between themselves and the bottom three that currently stands at a single point.
Mohammed Rabiu is suspended, Cedric Cambon and Ali M'madi are both out with thigh problems.
There is some good news from the treatment room, though, with Fabrice Ehret back in contention for the first time this season following thigh trouble and striker Sidney Govou also fit for selection.