Olympique Marseille could be top of Ligue 1 if they had not collapsed in their last two home games, striker Andre-Pierre Gignac said, warning his team mates that they could not afford any more home losses.
Third-placed Marseille, tied on 35 points with leaders Paris St Germain, host eighth-ranked St Etienne on Sunday having won one of their last five home league games.
While they have the French leagueâ€™s best away record with seven victories from 10 games, including the last three, they were thrashed 4-1 by Olympique Lyon and 3-0 by Lorient in their last two home encounters.
â€œWe should have more points. We collapsed in some games. I canâ€™t explain that,â€ Gignac, who scored a superb goal to earn his side a 1-0 win at Toulouse last weekend, told the club website (www.om.net).