Harmless and friable, Olympique de Marseille fell on the lawn of Rennes (0-2) during the 37th day of Ligue 1 on Saturday. As is often the case in major events in recent weeks, the choices of Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli have been talked about.
Jorge Sampaoli, contested decisions.
Can Olympique de Marseille lose everything at the end of the season? Eliminated in the semi-finals of the Europa League Conference by Feyenoord (2-3, 0-0), the Marseille club was beaten on the lawn of Rennes (0-2) on Saturday during the 37th day of Ligue 1.
With this defeat, OM, 3rd in the standings, now find themselves ahead of AS Monaco, 2nd evenly but with a better goal difference, and under pressure from Rennes, 4th 3 points.
Sampaoli, choices that make people talk…
And on this big meeting in Brittany, Marseille has confirmed its difficulties in recent weeks. As against Feyenoord in the return (0-0), Paris Saint-Germain (1-2) or Olympique Lyonnais (0-3), the Phocens showed real friability on the defensive level and above all a particularly offensive sector. little inspired And in this sector of play, the choices of Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli are rightly talking.
As often this season, the Argentinian technician had decided to play without a real striker. But in the absence of Dimitri Payet, Amine Harit obtained this role of false number 9 and was not up to it. Without Bamba Dieng, replacing and coming on in the 64th minute, and Arkadiusz Milik, who remained on the bench, OM were harmless. It’s very difficult to explain it. We suffered this match both at the football and emotional level. Offensive performance was poor. We tried to bring more variety in the second half with the entry of Dieng. In fact, the match turned more in favor of Rennes who were much better in both penalty areasanalyzed Sampaoli.
The Argentinian acknowledges his responsibility
Faced with this failure, the former coach of Chile has however made a questioning of his decisions. Rennes were better than us, that’s all. Maybe I too have some responsibility for what happened here. We wanted to control the game but the opponent wouldn’t let us, we had to change our plans but at this stage of the season we didn’t have much variation. It’s a recurring problem throughout the season. If we can’t score, we create disorder which the opponent knows how to take advantage of.he estimated, before projecting himself on the reception of Strasbourg next Saturday.
There is still one game to see if we can achieve the goal we have set ourselves. It’s hard, of course, especially because we’re no longer dependent on us. But there is still a decisive match for us at the Vlodrome. If we win, we can achieve this goal of qualifying for the Champions League, finished Sampaoli. To at least stay on the podium, OM and the Argentinian will not have the right to make mistakes.
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