Olympique de Marseille boss Jose Anigo believes his side can lay down a marker for the near future with a positive result against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.
The Ligue 1 outfit parted company with former coach Elie Baup last week after a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Nantes saw them drop to fifth in the league, with les Phoceens also having failed to gain a single point from their opening five Champions League games.
L'OM take on Dortmund on Wednesday with nothing but pride to play for, but Anigo - who has taken temporary charge of the team until the winter break - believes a victory could serve as a huge boost heading into the second half of the season.
"We will see tomorrow whether the spirit has changed. The group might have changed," he was quoted as saying by Uefa's official website.
"The players have not been up to the right standard. We will have to go into this game with a different spirit in mind. With zero points we have not done our job properly, though we have played good games except in Arsenal.
"Tomorrow against Dortmund – a real reference in Europe – we will have to give more, but I think that the players have understood that they need to change something. We will give our all in order to help decide the outcome of this group. What we put into this game will be crucial to our preparation for the future."