“How did you recover from your first loss in over three months, against Nice (1-3), Sunday evening ?
Physically, we recover as after each match, we have a protocol, habits to recover well. Mentally, you have to move on, the coach said: you can’t win every match. We must forget and start on something else even if we know what we did not do well.
That’s to say ?
We faced a great team, who analyzed us well, they know how we defend, how we set up our pressing. Their goalkeeper played well with his raises in the first period in particular. But it shows that you have to know how to adapt.
Does this Classic, in this context, create a particular pressure?
We are footballers to play this type of match, a Classic in front of our public, with a great possibility. If we ever win, we know what it can bring behind. There is pressure, for sure, but more on the positive side.
“Our main objective is to qualify for the Champions League, the second objective is to go to the end of this Coupe de France”
What do you think of PSG’s game, which seems a little less convincing lately?
(He pouts) A little less convincing… They win matches, they have a very high quality squad. But we are concentrating on ourselves, we will have to be 200% concentrated, we do not say to ourselves that we are going to face a team less in shape.
Kylian Mbappé is not in the PSG group. Does this change anything in the tactical approach to this match?
I’m not going to lie to you, we know his quality and his speed, especially given our style of play where we expose ourselves on the counter-attack. But they have other players who are moving forward fast.
The gap has widened at the top of the Championship, so isn’t the Coupe de France the surest way to finally bring a trophy to Marseille?
We don’t hide it. Unfortunately, we were taken out of the European Cups, so we have two competitions left. Our main objective is to qualify for the Champions League, the second objective is to go to the end of this Coupe de France. »
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