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


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


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


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


“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.