Cheikh Diop: "This is the best team I've been a part of"
We knew it was a very important game. We had to win here in front of our fans, after losing against Nice. We know we had a bad start to the season... I hope we continue this way. We need to be ready, both in the league and in Europe... We gave our fans a nice win tonight.
I'm happy for the goal but most of all for the win. We needed the three points... It was a pretty balanced game, but we were more efficient. We always show up in big matches and proved it again this week. We are satisfied to get the machine, and our season, going again. But everything will depend on the next result. We hope to put together a winning streak.
The whole team was being questioned. We were motivated. Despite the two goals conceded tonight, we were strong enough defensively. We took advantage of our chances and that made the difference. I get along well with everyone, the group has made me feel welcome. I feel like I've been there for a long time.
Both teams wanted to play with intensity... We managed to execute our tactical plan well. We all used our talents for the good of the team. We were all focused on the same goal. We created many opportunities. We're full of confidence right now... We had to win tonight, now we must continue winning. The championship is far from over, we need as many points as possible. Congratulations to the fans as well, they deserve this victory.
We had to show that we could repeat what we did against City. We must continue to do the same things in the next matches... In my first season, I changed countries and it wasn't easy. I got hurt in the first week and then had another injury. I thank the coach and all the staff because they helped me not give up and come back thanks to lots of hard work. Work always pays off. I also thank my teammates. This is the best team I've ever been a part of. Everyone speaks to me, everyone helps me. I'm so happy to be at OL. For me, it's the best team possible. Tanguy (Ndombele) is my idol here. He's too strong (laughs). He impressed me from the first day. We look a bit like each other and I feel very good playing alongside him, as with the other guys. I also want to thank the fans who have always supported me.
It was an important match for all of us. We responded well and did the right thing... It's important to have competition, we have high class players at every position. We must give the best of ourselves, which is good for the team. I feel good, I am sharp and decisive. I'm happy to be on the team.