President Jean-Michel Aulas' reaction
"We were up against a very good EAG team. We managed to knuckle down and play the better football. It was essential that we win it, because we know we need to start hitting our straps. We’re still in a building phase but things will develop… We had four new players tonight. I liked Rafael's performance. Mathieu Valbuena provided the link-up, the spark and the technical quality… Claudio Beauvue strutted his stuff by scoring the goal… Jérémy Morel brought his touch to bear. We also saw Maxwell Cornet showing some qualities similar to Clinton (N'Jie)… I'm very happy with what's happening. Our transfer activity has been very effective thanks to Florian Maurice and Vincent Ponsot. Our business is pretty much concluded in terms of arrivals, unless we find a midfielder. We might have to respond to some of the lads' requests to leave. I want to talk to Rachis Ghezzal again, so we can discuss an extension to his contract."