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Lucas Ocampos is determined to make his mark with Olympique de Marseille after finally feeling like an important member of the Ligue 1 side.

The 23-year-old former River Plate, Monaco and Marseille winger, is enjoying some good form and game-time with Les Phocéens after spending last season on loan with Genoa and AC Milan

The Argentinian has credited coach Rudi Garcia for his recent improvements as he aims to go from strength to strength, having scored four league goals in just five games this season, helping OM to third in the standings.

Ocampos told La Provence newspaper: "It's just a start as I've only played five league games. My objective is to keep at this level all season long. I had a bad year here when Michel was coach. The last two months have been great for me. Things are going well and I'm beginning to feel important."

He added: "I have a good relationship with the coach. I respect Rudi a lot and there is mutual confidence. 

"When a coach and a team have faith in you it changes everything. Even the best player in the world needs that. I'm savouring it. 

"On the first day of our pre-season camp in Switzerland we didn't talk much, but I wanted to give it my all in order to prove that I deserved to stay. I didn't want to go out on loan for another season."