The PSG fullback spoke to the club’s Official Site yesterday in the aftermath of the 3-0 drumming at the hands of Marseille.
Christophe, you’re probably not feeling the best after yesterday’s result. How are you despite everything?
“It’s true that it’s a very difficult defeat to get over, but even to accept because we just didn’t show up and that incredibly frustrating. We only have ourselves to blame so yeah, I guess we’re not feeling the best today…”
Looking back, how can you explain the performance at the Stade Vélodrome?
“I think it was above all, a physical battle and was one and lost in the tackles. We didn’t stand up to them and they bullied us around for the full 90 minutes. In terms of the football, I don’t think they taught us anything new, rather in terms of a combat, a fight. Marseille were more prepared for a fight than us and they put away their three shots on target.”
You’ve now got a busy week with the trip to Salzburg, before the visit of Auxerre. How are you approaching these two matches?
“It’s up to us to lift our heads and show that that wasn’t the real PSG last night. Against Salzburg, we know that we need one point to qualify for the next round, but if we want to finish top of the group, it would be good to win, and that will also be the best way to prepare for the Auxerre game on Sunday.”
A win on Thursday would get the team moving forward again…
“I think a win is imperative to get back on the right track and start a new positive run of results because we’re coming off the back of three very, very poor results where we’ve taken 1 point from a possible nine in Ligue 1. It’s time to get the machine moving forward again so we can finish this first half of the season on a high.”