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Barton talks up Marseille response

By Football News



Marseille's British mildfielder Joey Barton leaves the pitch at the end of the French L1 football match Marseille vs Lille on November 25, 2012 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France
Marseille's British mildfielder Joey Barton leaves the pitch at the end of the French L1 football match Marseille vs Lille on November 25, 2012 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France


The victory proved the perfect response after Eli Baup's team had lost 4-1 at home to Lyon, who are two points ahead of second-placed Marseille on the Ligue 1 table.

"This is a great victory. It was a tough match. The playing conditions were very 'English', which was fine," Barton told RMC.

"It's good to have won after our defeat against Lyon (4-1).

"We answered this and it is never easy to come play at Brest. I think many teams will experience difficult times here."

Barton, on a season-long loan from QPR, has hinted he is open to extending his stay at the Stade Velodrome beyond the end of this season.