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Baup calls for immediate reaction

Marseille coach Elie Baup has called on his side to snap their poor run of form against Reims on Saturday.

Baup’s side lost their third Champions League game in a row in Group F on Tuesday, going down 2-1 to Napoli after goals from Jose Callejon and Duvan Zapata handed the Italian side victory.

Marseille have now lost their last four games in all competitions and, while they sit fifth in Ligue 1, Baup feels his side need something from Saturday’s home game.

“This is a difficult period in which few results are going our way… (but) the whole dressing room is readying itself for the games to come,” he said.

“The next one is on Saturday and we will not have time to ask questions. We need to look at what went well and quickly focus on the next match. I understand the reaction of the fans. We are trying to do the best we can and we need to take points on Saturday against Reims.”

Marseille are six points behind all the other sides in Group F with three games remaining and Baup conceded that they face an almost impossible task to reach the knockout stages.

“Mathematically, there are still nine points available and we are fourth with no points,” he said.

“It is a complex and difficult situation with two away matches to come. But we knew from the beginning that it would be difficult.

“You need to measure the capability of our opponents. Arsenal and Dortmund have quality, experienced players.”

Wed 23 Oct, 2013
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