After making comments in the press last week in Capbreton where is undertaking his rehabilitation, Souleymane Diawara published this statement to clarify certain points: "I would like to confirm that I'm proud to be a Marseille player. I'm proud to play for such a big club, that unfortunately is going through some tough times financially, like most of Europe's big clubs. When the club went before the [French football financial watch dog] DNCG, the president Vincent Labrune, and the owner, Madame Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, showed again that we can all count on them. We, the players, have to be exemplary and play to our full potential in the 2012-13 season no mater how our squad looks because we are wearing a prestigious top. When I said last week: 'We mustn't cry if we finish tenth next season' I was alluding to the number of talented young players that will see more first team action this season, because their lack of experience could affect our results. We have to find the right balance. I have every confidence in the coaching staff and the sporting director on this point."