Check out who said what after OL defeated OM 4-1 in Week 10...
The important thing tonight was what happened on the field. L’important ce soir, c’est ce qui s’est passé sur le terrain. The size of the Marseille players caused us some problems.
We now have eight wins in a row and lead the league by eight points. But we haven’t forgotten about the lead Monaco had three seasons ago and we’re only in October. Tonight, OL was too string, but the league isn’t over yet.
You have to acknowledge the pride of this team that is backing up one near-perfect match after another.
I’m also delighted that Karim Benzema scored. It proves that the young players are coming through the ranks. That shows that we can not only buy but also produce.
Claudio Caçapa: It’s great to be back in the squad after two months on the sidelines. To beat OM 4-1 is simply magnificent.
That just shows everyone that we’re here to win a sixth crown. We want to stay on top right until the end.
There are a lot of games left to play, but if we continue like this we’ll get there. Tonight, Juninho was extraordinary.
Karim Benzema: We were good in the first half and in the second half we made the most of our chances. For my goal, I just stayed beyond the last defender and then volleyed home with my left instep. Now we have to keep going in the same vain.
Rémy Vercoutre: Once again, everyone played really well. We avoided falling into the ambush together and we showed great solidarity. That’s the difference at the end of the day. We are relying on the experience of other big games and it pays off. We remained clear-headed and did what the coach told us and that’s why we won.
Gérard Houllier: I’m proud of my players because they really had to use their heads to understand how Marseille play. They dealt perfectly with the problem. We are impressive due to our calm and our mental strength. That was probably one of our most accomplished games since the start of the season. I’ve got a team of competitors who want to set records.
The symbol of our mental strength was the second goal against Saint-Etienne after Juni had missed that penalty. We fight and we go right to the end. It’s something we have to maintain.
I’m proud of how my players are improving, but I’m also proud because they are such a great bunch of lads.
Kim Källström: I should really have scored with my first chance of the game. It’s been a great week. I played to whole matches and scored two goals, but OL is what counts for me and we won and pocketed the three points.