Deschamps: We were beginning to forget what winning felt like

The Frenchman urged his players to savour their midweek victory after ending a three-month barren run in Ligue 1
Olympique de Marseille coach Didier Deschamps has spoken of his relief after watching his side end a long winless streak with a 1-0 win over Nancy at Stade Velodrome on Wednesday.

OM had failed to win a Ligue 1 match since January until they ended their miserable run midweek and Deschamps encouraged his players to savour the feeling of victory.

"We were beginning to forget what winning felt like, even if that wasn't an easy match," he told reporters.

"With a one-goal lead, you're never safe, especially against a Nancy side that can threaten from set pieces. But we'll just savour the simple fact that we finally won, that we ended our atrocious run, which was far too long and unacceptable for all concerned.

"It's a simple pleasure, but sometimes those are the best ones. Given the pressure we had on our shoulders, it wasn't easy to relax and just play our football.

"But we got ourselves into that situation, the players and myself most of all, and we can't blame anyone else."