Fabien Barthez is staying positive Nantes can avoid the drop following their impressive weekend win over Sochaux.
Les Canaris moved off the foot of the Ligue 1 table on Sunday after upsetting fifth-placed Sochaux at Stade Bonal.
Barthez knows Nantes' future is still in the club's own hands and that until they are mathematically relegated they will be giving their all.
"We know that when you play to stay in Ligue 1 or to win the title, March is decisive," Barthez told Canal+.
"It is not we have to play every match like a cup final, because mathematically everything remains possible. But we have to question ourselves 24 hours a day."