Mandanda hopes for OM improvements
Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda is confident his side can meet expectations in Ligue 1 this upcoming season following a forgettable 2011/12 campaign.
L'OM finished tenth, 36 points behind eventual winners Montpellier. Coach Didier Deschamps departed to fill the void left by Laurent Blanc as national team boss with Elie Baup his replacement at the Stade Velodrome.
Mandanda believes the club must continue to aim high and return to becoming a force in French football. "It is obvious that when you're a club like OM, you must be ambitious," the captain said. "Now we are emerging from a difficult season. We must be humble, work hard and make a good start.
"After, there will be time, as stated by the coach to set goals. But it is clear that today, at a time when I speak, it's hard to define targets. We must be ambitious and have a good run in the league."