Before the match against Lille, the OM coach reviewed the start of the season for his team and the incidents against Galatasaray.
After two consecutive draws in Ligue 1 and the Europa League, Olympique de Marseille will want to resume its forward march against Lille this weekend. At a press conference, Jorge Sampaoli spoke about the ambitions of Olympique de Marseille and considers that his team must be more efficient and win when it dominates.
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“It motivates us to see that several teams come back and are doing better and better, like Lille. We took advantage of the” confusion “at the start of the season with some competitors, but we will have to take a step further now, we must avoid some mistakes, especially in construction. We were superior to Lokomotiv and Galatasaray, but we failed to win. We must continue to believe in our ideas “, I indicated Jorge Sampaoli.
The Argentine is happy with Milik’s return and praised Gerson: “He’s a different player from Bamba Dieng for example, who prefers to play behind the defense. There will be different relations with Milik, who is more of a goalscorer. It will change the relationship of the attacking players a little bit. , this is what we will try to deepen in the coming weeks. For us Gerson has the quality to play in several positions, his best position is surely to organize the game from the axis. a good level here, he was also called up for selection, it is not easy.He is asked to participate in the game and to adapt to the rhythm of Ligue 1 so that he can make the difference. We have to be more demanding with a player like Gerson “.
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“The rotations are a necessity. For Alvaro, Balerdi had played two games in a row, he was a little tired. Alvaro had a good game yesterday. Despite the turnover the idea of the game remains the same and that, It’s a good thing. The competition between Mandanda and Lopez? We have to look for solidity according to the form of the players, it’s the same for all positions. We have to put the best formula for the team in the most honest way possible“, added Jorge Sampaoli.
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The OM coach returned to the incidents against Galatasaray: “More than the fear of a possible closed door, one wonders especially why so many people coming from Turkey caused this kind of incidents, it is rather strange. The fairest would be to have exemplary sanctions against the incidents The match should have been stopped yesterday, it should not have continued. Otherwise we show that violence is part of the game. We are talking about agricultural bombs, insults. We need very strong measures otherwise we can ask ourselves the question: Are these kinds of incidents more important than the game? It’s a shame what happened yesterday. “
Finally, Jorge Sampaoli expressed his opinion on the possibility of a World Cup every two years: “The World Cup is a very well-attended spectacle. If it does not affect the championships and if it is well organized, why not. We could put the qualifications over a month. But that should not affect the integrity of the players, rest periods are necessary. There we have players who will return from selection one day before our next match … We must succeed in protecting all parties. If we can add competitions without upsetting everything, and without further fatigue , why not.”