Marseille coach Elie Baup hailed his players' character after hi side shrugged off its midweek European exertions to record a sixth successive Ligue 1 win on Sunday night (Monday morning AEST).
Marseille hit back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Fenerbahce in the Europa League on Thursday night (Friday morning AEST) and looked jaded against Evian at the Stade Velodrome.
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Baup said: "It should be noted that the three points were acquired with a lot of heart.
"We struggled because Evian pressed very high up the pitch and they displayed plenty of commitment
"There was a lot of heart and enthusiasm used in
"But we did not buckle and for that congratulations should go to the players."
Marseille's involvement in the Europa League means it will have to churn out similar displays to the one against Evian if it wants to succeed at home and abroad this season.
Baup added: "This was one in a series of matches and we made a lot of effort in
"We must enjoy the intervening weeks to recuperate.
"There will be plenty of rest and recovery before we play again at Valenciennes on Sunday."
Marseille president Vincent Labrune has described newly-promoted Monaco as a 'foreign club' and warned the Ligue 2 champion it must obey new rules relating to tax if it wants to be welcomed into the top flight.