OM coach Jean-Louis Gasset was pleased on Sunday with the state of mind of his team, “not very dashing” during the 2-0 victory against Nantes but “heroic” in defense.

“I’m proud of the state of mind. It was our fifth match in 18 days and we played a full match three days ago (4-0 victory in the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League, Editor’s note). Today we didn’t have 90 minutes in our legs. Aubameyang scored two goals and the defense did the rest,” summed up Gasset.

“We had virtues of solidity and solidarity which are nice to see, even if the team was not very lively. Defensively, we were heroic,” he added.

“If we had missed the march this evening, we would have said “the effect is over, etc.”,” added the coach, in office since February 20. “We had to surpass ourselves. The other teams that played in Europe were hooked.”

Gasset also returned to the refereeing, which his Nantes counterpart Jocelyn Gourvennec complained about, who judges that his team was deprived of two penalties.

“I’m not talking about refereeing. I also saw some very dangerous tackles from behind, especially on Aubameyang. So we will say that arbitration comes and goes. But it’s normal that after the match they had, a great match, they are disappointed not to take a point,” he declared.