first team / OL - Marseille

Genesio: 'It will be a big night, a special match'

Published on the 15 December 2017 à 11:45 by YM

Bruno Genesio spoke to the media ahead of the Week 18 Ligue 1 clash at home to Marseille in the Groupama Stadium:

Injury update

"Everyone is available except Bertrand (Traoré), which is great to prepare for this big match. It's nothing serious for Maxwel Cornet, just a little problem with his toe nail."

Current form

"I think the match against Lille is our only slip up recently. I know we have always answered the challenge in the big games and I have every confidence in my players. Especially when we are playing at home, in front of our fans, who help us make the difference in the big games. We know we still have room for improvement, and we know in which departments. We will find solutions in training. Against Amiens, I saw how mentally strong we are. We won in stoppage time after our opponents missed a penalty. The team showed it has character, that it can dig deep and fight to the very end."

Papier Genesio

The match vs OM

"In terms of the ladder, it would be good to beat a direct rival in OM. It would be good for the confidence too. But there are a lot of matches to go this season. It's a special match, a great match for everyone: the players, the coaches, the board and even the journalists. This fixture is often spectacular and brings back a lot of good memories. A win would set us up perfectly for Toulouse and we want to be feeling good for the start of the New Year. We need to keep picking up points. The fact that I could rest several players was important. I can feel they are psycholoically refreshed, because playing so many matches is very hard, mentally. Everyone wrote Marseille off a little too quickly and they have come back well. They have the potential for a top three finish and have some great players. OM have a similar playing philosophy to us, with the aim of scoring a lot of goals, with attackers capable of making the difference. The team that plays best will win on Sunday."

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