The day after OL's 4-1 win in Marseille, the Lyon coach looked back on his side's performance - and the top spot they took back - in a press conference.
"I saw a lot of really promising passages of play. Even though Marseille had two or three chances, we made this excellent win come to pass. The players deserve all the credit, the react correctly after the disappointment in Toulouse. I fet like the lads had found their feet again, linked up well and above all carried themselves in a way that revitalised our game. My instructions were carried out to the letter. [Smiles] In Toulouse, perhaps they weren't the only ones to make a few mistakes... even though our rivals can improve, I think our actual quality level is closer to what we saw at the Vélodrome than what we saw in Toulouse."
GOMIS: HAT-TRICK HERO
"He's a real battering ram of a striker, that's for sure. Already in Toulouse, he was trying to mobilise all his teammates. Yesterday, he was our essential focal point, moving well and and clinical in front of goal... it was perhaps his best match since I've been coach of Lyon. His finishing made the difference, but I would also like to underline his incredible defensive work as the first line of our defence."
OL'S MENTAL STRENGTH
"It was very staisfying. I really appreciated what I saw; our hard work in training paid off. However, you can't play good football without a good frame of mind! If we can reproduce the way the players took this match on, and we manage to do it all together, it could be a very promising season."
"Yoann Gourcuff and Clément Grenier can both play in the centre or on the flank. Competition? I'm only thinking short-term right now, but I can't rule out the possibility of playing them together. I prefer having several quality players at my disposal than making decisions on principle."
"I think we made our mark... I don't know... But what good would it do to get a win like that if we then get beaten at Gerland? We have the chance of either confirming our status or not. But the top priority for me is the mannerin which we reached this position; you can only tell what the consequences are at the end of the season."
Build on the win at the Vélodrome
"I place a lot of importance on taking an average of two points per match. It's one of our objectives and it has more value than where you sit on the table. So too the kinf od football we play is something I have high expectations about. But playing well without winning doesn't make too much sense... I want my team to play well and also be efficient."