Michel happy with Marseille win

Olympique de Marseille head coach Míchel was pleased with his side's 2-0 win against Trélissac FC on Thursday, but warned them to avoid complacency as they approach the Coupe de France quarter-finals.

The Ligue 1 giants struggled against the CFA Group D side and during the post-match interview the former Olympiacos boss claimed Les Phocéens need to be more clinical after being wasteful in possession during large periods of the game.

"I'm happy with the win, but I know that we can struggle in any match. We lost a lot of balls in midfield and gave our opponents the opportunity to create some dangerous situations. 

"I wasn't surprised by Trélissac's level, they're a mentally strong side. I don't know whether the draw has favoured us (OM play CFA2 side US Granville at home in the quarters).

"Everyone seems to think it will be easy. But it won't be easy; we need to play at our maximum against all our opponents as we know that when our concentration slips, things get tough for us."

There was also a full debut for Steven Fletcher as the Scottish striker, on-loan from Sunderland, had a hand in both goals. The 28-year old was happy with his contribution but his primary objective is to help the club better their performances in Ligue 1.

"It was a tough match, but of course I'm very happy to score goals despite the problems with my shoulder," the Scot said. "A goal and an assist tonight, that's a good start.

"Lots of people ask what I've come here to do. I wanted to get back into good shape physically. Now the objective is to climb up the league table."

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