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Relief from Villas-Boas: “We needed this victory” 

The Marseille and Bordeaux reactions after the Olympian victory over the Girondins this Saturday, at the Vélodrome (3-1).

André Villas-Boas (OM coach) : “We needed this victory, I hope it will give us a little more confidence. All the individual performances were very good, and the collective change also worked well, it surprised the opponent. With this 4-4-2 diamond, we controlled the play between the lines, but this system is also difficult defensively. We’ll see what we’re going to do at Olympiakos. We needed the strength that comes with confidence, in the second half we were very good, it’s a very good game for our team. Now we are three points behind the first, we have played PSG, Lille and Lyon, if against Lorient, Lens and Strasbourg we do good things, we will climb a little in the standings. ”

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Michaël Cuisance (midfielder of OM) : “It was important to us to do well, I have found a smile since I came to Marseille. We have great communication between us, we want to do something good this season. We have to continue like this. We really have a great team, that’s what I tell them: there are only good players in this team. ” (at the microphone of Canal +)

“We did not know how to learn from the past”

Benoit Costil

Benoît Costil (goalkeeper and captain of Bordeaux) : “We are disappointed, we reacted too late. We did not know how to learn from the past, we had too much technical waste with the ball. We had good defensive moments in previous matches but we knew very well that we would end up taking two, three, four. When? We didn’t know, but there you go. We’re going to get back to work, we need to be better with the ball. We will listen to the coach’s instructions and get back to work. We had some good streaks anyway, like Hatem’s goal (Ben Arfa) unfortunately refused. But we have to make regular progress, we have work to do. ” (at the microphone of Canal +)

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Jean-Louis Gasset (Bordeaux coach) : “This 3-1 for Marseille is deserved, yes, technically OM have been way above us. We can regret the two starts of half-time. And Thauvin gives us a goal like Thauvin, the opening of the scoring is an achievement. He doesn’t have to put it in a 25 or 30 m skylight … Technically, Marseille made us run and overwhelmed us. Hatem Ben Arfa, I had decided to play him for an hour, I said to myself that it was better to play him as quickly as possible so that he could find the rhythm for the home game next week. But in a dominated team, he did not receive many good balls. ”

OM: Caleta-Car and Benedetto in the infirmary

Marseille who loses wins? If they won on the meadow, against Bordeaux (3-1), the Olympians lost two players to injury this Saturday. Duje Caleta-Car and Dario Benedetto had to leave their teammates at the very end of the game. “Ankle sprain for both of them,” said Andre Villas-Boas after the game. They are going to have an MRI. ” The countdown is on: OM will travel to Greece on Wednesday to start their Champions League campaign and face Olympiakos. With Caleta-Car and Benedetto?

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