Diouf: We deserve coverage
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Pape Diouf says Marseille's Champions League chase justifies their TV coverage.
Marseille chairman Pape Diouf has responded to comments from his Sochaux counterpart Jean-Claude Plessis that too many l'OM matches are shown on television.
Marseille are now closing in on a UEFA Champions League place after their 4-1 home win over Lille, and Diouf claims that means their games are worthy of regular coverage.
"Regarding the weekend's results, it was important for us to win," he told AFP. "We did it in the right manner. I have to recognise that (Franck) Ribery and (Julian) Rodriguez change the team radically when they play.
"We are in the chase for the Champions League like other teams, so it will be a fight to the end.
"Matches of that sort justify the fact that Marseille's matches are on TV, even if that hurts certain people. Follow my glance towards Doubs (Sochaux's region)."