Sochaux's Martin hails PSG class

French Cup

Sochaux goalscorer Florian Martin tipped his hat to PSG after he injured his knee in the 4-1 loss to the capital club; OM boss Rudi Garcia was pleased his side stayed focused to beat FBBP 01 9-0 and book a place in the quarters.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Coupe de France, Round of 16

Stade Bonal, Sochaux

 FC Sochaux-Montbéliard 1 - 4 Paris Saint-Germain Logo Paris Saint-Germain

Florian Martin (FC Sochaux-Montbéliard forward): "I'm very proud of my goal. I really wanted to play well and I managed to score against the best team in France. A huge joy. [On his cruciate knee ligament injury] This is the first time I've done my knee, but I knew right away what had happened when I heard my knee crack… from laughter to tears tonight. [On the PSG players' reaction to his injury] Even though I'm no fan of PSG, you have to recognise the class of these players. They're great players and great people, so respect to them. When I was being stretchered off, [Edinson] Cavani, [Marco] Verratti and [Kylian] Mbappé came over to see how I was. And after the match, Thiago Silva gave me a shirt signed by the whole PSG team. That's class."

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain defender): "We wanted to play with a lot of technique, despite the pitch. We managed to make the difference. We respect every team we play. Real Madrid? It's hard not to think about that game, but this kind of match is good preparation. We have a tough game at Toulouse on Saturday, and we'll be able to just think about Madrid after that. But we're ready."

Stade Marcel Verchere, Bourg-en-Bresse

 FBBP 01 0 - 9 Olympique de Marseille 

Hervé Della Maggiore (FBBP 01 coach): "We went through a real nightmare tonight; there was an entire universe separating the two sides tonight. We watched them play - we weren't in any of the challenges. There was a feeling of powerlessness. Our goal since the beginning of the season has been to beat the drop in the league. This match has done us no good for what's to come this season."

Rudi Garcia (Olympique de Marseille coach): "I'm satisfied with the application and professionalism my team showed. The lapse in concentration we had late on against FC Metz on Friday served us well. We didn't let up this time; we couldn't afford to let them have any hope."


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