Gomis not getting carried away

Striker Bafetimbi Gomis has urged Lyon not to get carried away
after Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Marseille took them top of Ligue
1.

Gomis hit a hat-trick as OL stunned the Stade Velodrome to move
two points ahead of both their opponents and previous leaders Paris
St Germain.

But with only two wins separating the top eight in a congested
leading pack, Gomis told L’Equipe: “It’s good, but it’s a bit
incidental.”

The 27-year-old France international was thrilled with his
personal achievement on the night, but even then was quick to rein
in his excitement.

“It’s great, it’s my first hat-trick in Ligue 1,” he said.

“That will always be engraved on my career.

“It’s good, I will savour it, but we saw what happened three
days ago in Toulouse (a 3-0 defeat) and we have to have humility
and perform in the next game against Montpellier, who are never
easy to play against.”

Steed Malbranque was Lyon’s other scorer on the night, with Loic
Remy pulling a goal back for OM, who then had Rod Fanni sent
off.

Gomis, whose opening goal came from the penalty spot, said: “I
think that goal forced them to change their plan. Having been
through that last week, I know it is never easy.

“We also executed our game plan perfectly. We came here looking
for a result and we succeeded. We are very satisfied.”

And he offered encouragement to Marseille in their own title
bid, saying: “OM are trying to make the best of their
resources.

“They are working on their stadium, there were not many fans
there, but despite everything they have shown some good things
since the start of the season so you cannot be too harsh on them,”
he added.