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Jardim praises steady progress of Olympiacos

Leonardo Jardim hailed the progress of his Olympiacos FC side after they saw off Montpellier Hérault SC, whose coach René Girard was at a loss to explain his team's collapse.

Jardim praises steady progress of Olympiacos
Jardim praises steady progress of Olympiacos ©UEFA.com

Leonardo Jardim, Olympiacos coach
There are still more six points to win and we intend on doing just that. Our goal is to make it to the next phase. I'm doing the best job I can at Olympiacos. We are a new team compared to last year and we are improving steadily.

Football is a game of strength. We scored early on and our confidence increased. When you are in the lead your strength increases and that explains why we played the way we played. We always want to be in the lead and put the pressure on our opponents.

René Girard, Montpellier coach
I cannot explain why we lost our rhythm in the last ten minutes. This has happened many times before and we have to examine why. It's a pity but we have to be realistic now. We need a miracle to claim third spot in the group.

Olympiacos were the better side because they beat us – it's as simple as that.  We have not lived up to the demands of this group. I believe Olympiacos have a good chance of making it to the next phase. In my opinion, Arsenal are the strongest team in the group but Olympiacos cannot be ruled out. I'm disappointed because I think we can do much better. We have to work out what we did wrong.

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