All the reactions from the OL camp after the victory over Caen.
This victory has done us a lot of good as it has been a long time coming. I think it has been 8 years since OL won their final game before the winter break. We’ll be able to go on holiday calm. It’s good to be in first position tonight but it is in May that we will have to finish there. I think that we deserved our victory tonight. Chelito put in a great performance in the diamond formation that the coach put out.
It’s good that we won. Things are complicated as far as our critics are concerned as they are used to us having a bigger lead. This victory will allow us to prepare for the second half of the season, but also for the Champions League that will come around very quickly. It is a psychological victory. Tonight everyone stood together.
It was good that we were able to put in one last effort before the winter break. It wasn’t easy tonight as Caen are a very good side. I really want to say well done to my players as they went all out to win the game. Everyone can now go away for a well deserved rest. We tried to find a way of playing towards the front men. Chelito allowed us to get forward much more quickly. The only slight concern was that we were unable to score a second goal whic would have given us some breathing space. I think that Juninho and Chelito could have tried their chance from long range a bit more often.
The team but in a big effort against a Caen side that had nothing to lose. We were on a poor run so we had to win to go on holiday without any concerns. If you want to be French champions this is the kind of match you have to win. Now we can concentrate on our vacation with our families...
I felt good right from the start and I think it was my best performance of the season. My team-mates have always been behind me. I enjoy playing behind one or two strikers like tonight as I feel more free , but if I’m asked to play down the wing that doesn’t bother me either.
I’m glad that we won. We are leaders and now we have a whole week to recuperate, especially mentally. In January ther is the Coupe de France and then 6 more months of tough competition. Tonight we were solid in our duels and we defended well. It’s playing like that which will win us games.