4 March 2013 03:14

Marseille coach Elie Baup has praised his side’s attitude after they came from behind to beat Troyes 2-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

An own goal from Florian Jarjat and an Andre-Pierre Gignac strike saw Marseille jump into third and within five points of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

A crucial encounter against Lyon is next up for Marseille, but Baup was just happy to scrape past lowly Troyes, hailing his team’s hunger.

“I’m just happy that we took the three points from this game. It was hard but we came out on top,” Baup said.

“One of the strengths of our team this season is our attitude and desire to win.

“I said before the game that we must not give up. That’s what we will keep on doing in the future.

“We will focus on the next game against Lyon. We have a week to figure out how we can win there.”

Baup believes the Troyes clash was indicative of his team’s season, with Marseille made to work hard for their victories.

The 57-year-old said his side still needed to work on adjusting during matches, but warned them the season will only get tougher.

“Nothing has been easy for us this season. Each game is very complicated,” Baup said.

“We need to adjust to the changes in a game better. It worked for us tonight.

“But it will be very difficult until the very last game, that’s just the way it’s been for us this season, nothing has been easy.”


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