The newly-promoted side travel to the Parc des Princes tomorrow and will be cheered on by the former France international.
"If Reims can get a result at the Parc des Princes people will really sit up and take notice," Ligue1.com quotes the 38-year-old as saying.
"Maybe they'll go on to have a great season. So come on guys, I really think you can do something special at the Parc des Princes!"
Reims spent 33 years outside the French top flight.