Memories of their 1986 3-0 defeat to Dynamo Kiev at the same venue is bound to come rushing back as they square up against their French opponents, Wednesday night.
Payet, who returned to Marseille in January 2017 after a successful yet troubled stint at West Ham United, urged his side to make the most of any chances that fall their way against Atletico and said they may have to win ugly.
The France global has been Atletico's top scorer in every season since joining from Real Sociedad in 2014, but a constant stream of transfer stories linking him with clubs from Manchester United to rivals Real Madrid has led to him being booed by his own supporters this season. Marseille now enjoys significant financial backing and the time is right to stop harping on about past glory and deliver another trophy.
Marseille, meanwhile, had to play a qualifying round against KV Oostende and a play-off versus NK Domzale just to reach the group stage of the Europa League after coming fifth in last season's Ligue 1. There's a lot on the line in this one, more so for the French side, but both teams will be determined to potentially lift their only trophy of the season.
Marseille's fate of playing in next season's Champions League now rest on them lifting the title in Lyon.
The French club have previously appeared in four, losing three, the exception being their victory over AC Milan in the inaugural Champions League final in 1993. "They came out of the Champions League while we came through the Europa League qualifiers", said coach Rudi Garcia.
Griezmann, who has been linked with a move away from Atlético Madrid and Diego Simeone, says that his current manager is " the best tactical and defensive coach in the world" and that he shows it off on a yearly basis.
The former Argentina worldwide adds: "We are playing another final where there is a lot of emotion and excitement but, above all, humility".
"We know how tough it is".
"Olympique de Marseille have been magnificent in the Europa League. It will be a lovely game, a handsome final". "Tomorrow, everyone will be in shape, but I get the impression that the more games this team plays, the more it is in shape", Garcia explained. "We're going to need to seize control of the match". "They have offensive full-backs. Their full backs are also very unsafe".