"Reims are the third-best away team in Ligue 1 behind us and PSG. They are a "champagne" football team. We have already played them twice without beating them. We need to be focused and committed to beat them this time. Tactically, they are very well organised, very compact in defence, but also excellent going forward with plenty of speed.
"Dimitar Berbartov has recovered and will be available on Friday... Valère Germain is the most important player for the team. He has always fought hard, he is an example... Nicolas Isimat-Mirin played very well against Nice and Bastia. He did what I expected from him… James Rodriguez is in top form at the moment, he is an incredible playmaker. That's why I wanted more from him at the start of the season. Today, he attacks, he defends, he plays for the team. We spoke about it and he told me he always needs a little time to get going at the start of the season... Eric Abidal is better and he will play. He is a great captain and he understood my decision to rest him against Nice and Bastia."