The 30-year-old midfielder has never won the trophy and believes that the round of 32 fixture should be taken seriously, despite facing Ligue 2 opposition on SundayOlympique de Marseille midfielder Alou Diarra is hoping for a win over Le Havre on Sunday night as he aspires to win his first ever Coupe de France.
Didier Deschamps’ men host the Ligue 2 outfit in the round of 32 and the France international believes that it is a match which his side must take seriously.
“Every game is important, we must play for the win,” he told L’Equipe. “The game against Le Havre, we must put the same ingredients that in our last game in 2011.
“Personally I have never won the Coupe de France so for me it would be something great to do, it's longer and more difficult to be won, if I remove the Champions League of course.”
The likes of Nice and Auxerre have already been eliminated in the round of 32 fixtures already played, while Marseille defeated amateur side Red Star 5-0 on January 7 to reach its current position in the draw.
Kickoff at the Stade Velodrome is 2:45 p.m. ET.
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