Deschamps still chasing title

Image: Deschamps: Marseille remain in the hunt for the Ligue 1 crown

Marseille coach Didier Deschamps has refused to concede defeat in the club's title pursuit.

Marseille boss refuses to throw in the title towel

Marseille coach Didier Deschamps has refused to concede defeat in the club's title pursuit. A 3-2 loss to fellow high-fliers Lyon on Sunday put another sizeable dent in Marseille's hopes of defending their Ligue 1 crown. They now sit seven points adrift of table-topping Lille with time running out on the 2010/11 campaign. Marseille do have a game in hand on the leaders, though, and Deschamps insists his side will not be giving up without a fight.

Tough

"Can we retain our title? We have only taken one point from the last two matches, so that hasn't helped," he said. "But there are still 12 points to play for and it is still possible, even if things are a lot tougher now. "I still have faith. For as long as it is still possible, we have to do our very best and make sure we end the season with no regrets." Marseille play host to Brest on Wednesday and, with Lille not in action, will be looking to close to within four points of the summit with three games remaining.

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