OM - RB Leipzig (5-2) | Player post-match reactions
Jordan Amavi : «Thank you to the crowd! »
"There were a lot of emotions. It was pretty bad for us, since we lost the first leg 1-0 and then they scored very quickly. We picked up our heads and dug our heels in, we showed character, mentality and it paid. What to say about the crowd? Our supporters were indescribable. They did not give up. I want to say thank you! After this victory, we must not celebrate too much. At first, we will think about our next match against Troyes."
Dimitri PAYET : «We won with the 12th man »
"The whole team has been on another level. This was seen in the way we played: both in terms of the score and our performance on the field. The first goal scored by Lepizig did not change anything on our side. We thought, to qualify, we had to score three goals. We knew that during this second leg, we were going to need our twelfth man. Our supporters answered and we won together! When you see the last four clubs left, there are teams built to win this cup or even the UEFA Champions League. It will raise our level and we play our strengths!"
Maxime LOPEZ : «Exceptional support»
"We have proven that we have unity and that we had strength. We did not give up. We allowed the first goal very quickly. That could have made us doubt ourselves. But we have experienced players and even a few younger players are starting to prove themselves. I am referring to Bouba (Kamara) who had such a huge match. We knew that we could give Leipzig trouble and we achieved glory by scoring all these goals. The support has been exceptional. The fans pushed us from the first to the last second of the game. From a personal point of view, I gave everything. I gave an assist to Hiroki (Sakai), who scored his first goal. I think he could not dream of a better gift for his birthday. When we scored that fifth goal I was close to crying. My father told me so many times about the epic win against Munich when I was younger ... He was in the stands. He cried. So you can just imagine what this victory means to us."
Adil RAMI : «Nothing is impossible»
"From the beginning, I believed! I hope that the supporters in the Orange Velodrome, the people of Marseille as a whole and all my teammates are starting to believe that nothing is impossible. We must believe it. I think the UEFA Europa League is pretty neglected in France. I hope with all my heart that we can go after this competition, even if the road is still long. Personally, I asked myself a lot of questions. I knew it was going to be difficult, physically. Fortunately for me, I have a mentality that helped me a lot. I wanted to prove that I could be a warrior."