Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko admits his side cannot afford to slip up against newly-promoted Rheims on Saturday if they are to maintain their promising start to their Ligue 1 campaign.
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Sissoko's side, who began the season with a draw at Montpellier, can go top of the table - at least for 24 hours - with a third straight win as leaders Marseille are not playing until Sunday.
But Toulouse will be wary of their visitors, who are fresh from breaking their duck with a 1-0 win over bottom club Sochaux thanks to an injury-time own goal.
France international Sissoko, who broke a nine-month scoring duck with a goal in his side's 1-0 win over Nancy last week, acknowledges that anything but a victory would be a disappointment.
"Yeah, absolutely," he told a press conference at the club. "It is important to take the three points at home.
"But we know that this will not be easy against a promoted team who will try to come here with the aim of taking at least a point."
It will be the first meeting between the two clubs for 10 years and Sissoko, who on Thursday pledged to see the season the out with his club after being heavily linked with a move away, says Hubert Fournier's team will be something of an unknown quantity.
"I do not know much about Reims," he said. "I know a few players like Momo Fofana, Antoine Devaux and (Christopher) Glombard that I met in youth football."