Payet: "This is not worthy of us"03 apr 2017
- Was losing against Spain lived as a return to Earth?
"No, I wouldn't call it a return to Earth, we never pretended we were someone else. We lived in against Germany during the Euro, we suffered a lot. Today, Spain was better than us. At least we know where we're at, it's also a way to know what we're up against."
- How do you see the title race between Paris and Monaco?
"These are two nice equal teams. Paris is a little more used to it. The Champions League is going to play a role in Monaco's season. I have a lot more friends in Monaco."
- You discovered M’Bappé in the French Team...
"I'm pleasantly surprised, he brought freshness and the fact that he arrived with almost half the Monaco team helped him fit in."
- Marseille aims for Europe through the 5th place?
"Yes, we say this often, all the time. But when we play like we did on Saturday, we are really going to need to look behind. Today, here we are praying the others don't win... This is not worthy of us, we need to put pressure on the others."
- You came back for the Marseilles' project. Was going back to Ligue 1 difficult after the Premier League?
"Not, not at all. I'm coming back to Marseilles, it's a place I know well. There's the coach, the new project. It was harder for me in West Ham. I was afraid I'd lose my spot in the French team. Deep down I knew I'd come back one day."
- Do you regret the way it ended in West Ham?
"I regret it, because I'll never forget the love that those people, this club, gave me. But I can't blame them for reacting that way. They loved me as much as they hated me."
- What do you think about Marcelo Bielsa coming back to Lille?
"It's a good thing. Lille will be a serious competitor next season. The coach taught me many things. We work hard with him, but it pays off during the weekend.