Baup: Marseille must learn from Dortmund defeat

The head coach believes his side were unfortunate to lose by three goals and bemoaned the tough group in which they were drawn

Olympique de Marseille coach Elie Baup feels Tuesday's 3-0 Champions League defeat away against Borussia Dortmund was a good learning experience for the French side, though he feels OM did not deserve to lose by three goals.

A double from Robert Lewandowski and a strike from Marco Reus proved to be too much for the Ligue 1 representatives, but Baup has urged his men to take the positives from the game.

"We aim to be brave in taking our chances and, above all, to try to improve. We should learn from such games for the league but also to come back stronger in Europe," Baup said at a press conference.

"We knew how good our opponents were – they beat Real Madrid 4-0 in May on the same pitch. We wanted to play our game but 3-0 is still harsh.

"On the plus side, our first half was good as we had more possession than Dortmund. Their second goal, from a free-kick, was a bit weird. All those things make the difference."

Marseille also suffered defeat in their opening encounter this season, going down 2-1 at home to Arsenal, and Baup was left to bemoan the tough group into which his side were drawn.

"We knew it would be difficult from the moment the draw was made. Arsenal always advance, Borussia Dortmund were runners-up last year and Napoli have built a good team," he added.

"This is an incredible draw – it is the most difficult section."