Labrune proud of Marseille's 'big performance'

The OM president has said he is very pleased with the resurgence of his side in Ligue 1 this season and has praised the team's displays
Marseille president Vincent Labrune has expressed his pride in what his club have been able to accomplish this season.

L’OM currently sit second in Ligue 1, four points clear of third-placed Saint-Etienne, after a 1-0 win over Bordeaux on Friday night.

The side lost several key players before the season started, including Cesar Azpilicueta to Chelsea, Stephane M’Bia to QPR and Brandao to Saint-Etienne.

And Labrune told Football.Fr: “Given the drastic reduction in our budget at the end of last season, the departure of key players, the media pressure and competition from Paris Saint-Germain, to be second in this context is a big performance."

With just seven games left in the season, Labrune also spoke about his delight at the side's prospects of returning to the Champions League next season.

“[We are] writing one of the most beautiful pages in the history of sports club since his victory in the Champions League in 1993,” he added.