Coach Fabrizio Ravanelli has urged Ajaccio to put their injury worries aside as they seek their first win of the Ligue 1 season.
Midfielders Ricardo Faty, Johan Cavalli and Claude Goncalves, forwards Eduardo and Dennis Oliech, and defender Denis Tonucci all miss this weekend's clash with Sochaux.
But Ravanelli told the club's website: ``Despite the injuries, we cannot feel sorry for ourselves.
``We have to stand firm even when it is difficult. We have to give our best in each game and hold our heads high no matter what happens.''
ACA have taken two points from their first three games of the season, one more than their opponents.
And Ravanelli said: ``This game against Sochaux will be a good test because, even though they are a quality team, they will be within our reach this season.''
Sochaux followed their opening draw at Evian by losing 3-1 to Lyon and 2-1 away to Montpellier.
But midfielder Vincent Nogueira said: ``We were solid, we cannot throw everything out.
``Montpellier had very few chances and we played how we wanted to. It's a shame we conceded the goals late in each half.
``The main priority was to come home with a point and we did not do that. That was decided in just a few seconds.
``The league is just beginning. But we need to wake up as soon as possible. We must pick up wins so we are not cast adrift by January.''
Midfielders Kalilou Traore and Joseph Lopy, and full-back Jerome Roussilon are not yet ready to return from injury while another defender, Cedric Kante, begins a two-match ban.
Striker Sloan Privat and centre-back Yaya Banana, meanwhile, have left the club this week for Gent and Lausanne respectively.