Saint Etienne ready for derby with win over Marseille

Saint Etienne turned around a one-goal deficit with Wahbi Khazri double cancelling out Marseille’s Kevin Strootman first-half strike for a 2-1 win at home with the derby coming in the weekend against Lyon.

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Jean-Louis Gasset Saint-Etienne coach: “Thank you to the team and the public. Khazri finished the job. He is the last link in the chain. It must be effective. He did his job very well like the majority of the team. He was quoted by L’Equipe.fr

“We were led and we were a little nervous, we scattered. Marseille was a little stronger in the middle. We had control in the second half, even if Ruffier stopped on one of their chances. If we had been told at the beginning of the season that we would be in front of Lyon before the derby, we would have smiled. We did not steal points. 

“On the go phase, we were sometimes limited because a lot of the referee decisions were against us. We have eight wins and two draws at home. 

“That means that we have a state of mind, like our public who suffers with us and who knows that we’re gonna give everything. It’s a happy victory. Because if Ocampos marks, it’s not the same result. Now we will prepare for the derby. “

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