Barrada: "We thank our goalkeeper."

03 jan 2016
Camille Daurès
Photos © 
Yannick Parienti / 2016
The reaction of Abdelaziz Barrada after OM qualified in Caen for the round of 32 finals of the French Cup.

"Steve Mandanda was great tonight. I hope that he will stay with us through the end of the season. We thank our goalkeeper.
"We didn't let a goal in, and we were playing with ten people. The goal was to go to penalties at the end of the game and then to qualify. That was what we did tonight.
"We were under orders. To that end, we worked this week on putting room behind the wing backs and giving Michy a way use that room. They were well positioned and prevented us from making that room. It was a tight game on difficult turf. We achieved our goal. I also want to acknowledge the work of our coach, who has motivated us.
"I am at the coach's service. I feel really good. I will play wherever they tell me to play, whether it's center or wing. I will answer the call as I am in the habit of doing. The important thing is to give my all for the Olympique of Marseille. Tonight, I tried to give my all. The important part is done.
"The Champions League is an objective. We have the necessary skills. We have a team that is interested in all tournaments. A big club like OM should place in the Champions League. We are going to have to do our best. We are still playing in 4 tournaments. We have a game coming up, in Bilbao. I hope that the group will perform as well as they did tonight, to place in the Champions League."