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The Senegal international has taken great encouragement out of the Ligue 1 side's 1-0 victory over Inter on Wednesday night and now believes that anything is possible

Souleymane Diawara freely admits that Marseille are not on the same level as Barcelona and Real Madrid but the defender has said the French side will do everything in their power to win the Champions League.

The Ligue 1 side defeated Inter 1-0 in the first leg of their last-16 clash at Stade Velodrome on Wednesday night and their Senegal international is now entertaining thoughts of going all the way.

“I'm not going to get too excited by saying we'll win the Champions League, but we will do everything to achieve it," Diawara told France Football.

"In football everything is possible. You’re going to say that I’m being pretentious now and, well, yeah, I am!

“But even though we know that we are really far away from Barca or Real, in a game anything can happen. For my part, I believe that anything is possible."

Turning his attention briefly back to Marseille's stirring victory over the Nerazzurri, Diawara explained that the players were unable to spend too long basking in the glory of their success.

"We were happy with this win but we did not have time to enjoy it because we have an important game at Brest on Sunday," he pointed out.

"We absolutely must get three points if we want to catch up with the top three.

"We lose a lot of energy competing in the Champions League but we must try to forget about the fatigue. We go to Brest to win. To draw 0-0, that would be a disappointment."

Marseille, who are currently fifth in Ligue 1, must travel to San Siro for the second leg of their Champions League encounter with Inter on March 13.

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