Cisse enjoying l'OM life
By Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Djibril Cisse is enjoying himself at Marseille after making a successful return to action
Djibril Cisse insists he is enjoying himself at Marseille after making a successful return to action after injury.
The Frenchman is on loan at Marseille from Liverpool until the end of the season after dropping down the pecking order at Anfield.
Cisse returned to action in December after breaking his leg just before last summer's World Cup finals.
The former Auxerre man has impressed on his return, scoring two goals in his three Ligue 1 appearances including the opener in the 2-0 win at Rennes on Sunday.
Cisse hailed midfield duo Franck Ribery and Samir Nasri for making his job easier and he has set his sights on finishing second in Ligue 1 this term
"I joined OM to score," Cisse told the club's official website.
"That is what I do and that is what I am asked to do.
"For the moment it is alright.
"For a striker, playing alongside such a talented player as Franck Ribery is wonderful.
"Samir Nasri and him have given me all the balls and I scored.
"He (Nasri) offers great passes and I hope he will go on like this.
"Samir is very talented.
"He gives you the ball at the right time when you are running, that is a big boost to have such a player.
"With more efforts we can get second in the league."
Meanwhile, Marseille could face a fight for Cisse's signature with Tottenham reported to be keen on signing the French international.
Marseille are thought to be keen on turning Cisse's loan move from Liverpool into a permanent arrangement, but Spurs are monitoring his situation.
Spurs have held a long-term interest in Cisse and tried to sign the speedy striker last January only to see their overtures rebuffed by Liverpool.
It seems highly likely that Liverpool will allow Cisse to leave on a permanent basis in the summer as he does not figure in Rafa Benitez's plans.