Joey Barton is convinced Olympique Marseille can win the title this season.
"What is important is that we have a good rest, because the second half of the season will be tough," he told La Provence.
Battling: Barton is determined to win the Ligue 1 title
He also promised manager Elie Baup would be busy this transfer window.
"Some players will be arriving and we will do everything we can to be champions."