OM looking for momentum

Olympique de Marseille playmaker Romain Alessandrini has called on his team-mates to continue where left off last time out and grab another win in Ligue 1 this weekend.

With just three wins from their opening 11 league fixtures, OM are in the midst of their worst start to a season since 2011, but Alessandrini believes the 2-1 win over LOSC Lille last weekend could become a turning point to their campaign.

"We have said several times that this could be the start of something so we will avoid that. We need to just carry on like this, maintain the same spirit and try to pick up points, whatever the manner. That is the most important thing," he told the official Ligue 1 website.

"There are quality players here, but what makes a team is the spirit and being together. We can have 11 quality players but if we don't play together it won't work. But we have shown that by keeping it simple, with movement and a collective mentality, we can pick up points. So I hope we keep that in mind."

They face a tough task on Sunday, travelling to an in-from Nantes side that have won their last three consecutive league games.

However, they are licking their wounds after being unceremoniously dumped out of the Coupe de la Ligue by second division side Bourg en Bresse in midweek.