Replay | Maxime Lopez's pre-match press conference ahead of Dijon - OM

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Maxime Lopez looks forward and speaks to the press ahead of the match at Dijon.
The international break

"It was good to experience, especially after the loss to Lyon. With the national team, I got a little banter by my teammates from Lyon, but it did not last long. We all moved on quickly."

On the loss to Olympique Lyonnais

"This defeat hurt us. We wanted to win that meeting. When we look at the video of the match, it's even harder to accept. We come back to 2-2 and we allowed that last-second goal. We could have kept our five-point lead on them (in third) and in the end they came back to within two points. We are still ahead, but we must not make any mistakes. "

The season's home stretch

"We still have eight Ligue 1 games to play. I see them each as finals. We must win them all. You have to stay confident and focused. I am patient and not at all worried. We are still in third. We are qualified to play in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League: I'm just looking forward to this end of season."

The match vs. Dijon

"It's going to be a complicated match. This team has not lost at home since its meeting against Paris. This proves the strength of its training. The stadium will be full. Dijon players will be over-motivated to play OM. We are used to it."

His memories against Dijon

"Dijon remains a good memory from my personal point of view. Last season, it was there that I scored my first goal in Ligue 1. The match was peculiar, with a lot of fog, but I will not forget it."

Florian Thauvin's injury

"He suffered an injury with the National Team. It's frustrating because we need him at the end of the season. I hope he will come back soon. It’s bad timing, but at the same time, our team is ready.”

Kostas Mitroglou's current form

"We feel his confidence. I get along very well with him. It is rather reserved, but strong. He carries himself at his highest level, just like Valère Germain. His return is good news for us at the end of the season."

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