The probable line-up of OM against Frankfurt
OM’s probable eleven: Lopez – Balerdi, Bailly, Kolasinac – Clauss, Rongier, Veretout, Tavares – Guendouzi, Payet – Sanchez.
As a reminder, Chancel Mbemba will be suspended after his exclusion from Tottenham, and Samuel Gigot, touched against Lille, will probably be strong.
This is the end of this press conference
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Tudor’s Appeal to Supporters
« I invite the fans to make it a celebration of football. The match will be followed around the world, the fans really need to be able to support the club and show that they are good fans. I am sure that this will be the case and I hope we can get a good result. »
Tudor’s opinion on the Frankfurt level
« I can’t judge on a match. It’s a strong team, with good players. We analyzed the last matches, to prepare for our meeting. My team has already prepared, I can’t analyze all the neither are the opponent’s matches. »
Tudor’s strong words for Balerdi
« He didn’t leave (against Lille) because he played badly, but because I was afraid he would be sent off. Tomorrow he will start. And I expect a positive reception from of the public for a sensitive player, who gives everything for the team and who is a great defender. »
Tudor gives reassuring news from Mbemba
« He is also suspended, in addition to his injury. But he should come back for Rennes. It’s not that serious, a priori. He’s a fundamental player for us. He’s a leader of the team. He has had a great start to the season. I’m glad his injury isn’t so bad. »
Tudor ‘expects a lot’ from Alexis Sanchez
« I expect a lot from him, like other players. The team comes before individuals. But it is certain that I have players who can make a difference tomorrow. »
Tudor does not rule out the possibility of changing the system
Without elaborating on the question, Tudor suggests that he could change his tactical plan depending on injuries and match circumstances.
It’s Igor Tudor’s turn…
The OM coach will answer questions from the media.
Guendouzi: « Payet remains very concerned »
« Dimitri is a very important player. He’s the captain. We know he’s going to help us, he can make a difference at any time. He remains very concerned, even when he starts on the bench. It’s a world-class player, who will bring us a lot of points this season. »
Guendouzi on his positioning
« It’s not necessarily a new position. I’ve played lower and higher. It’s a position I’m learning from. In the last 25-30 meters I have to be more efficient. It’s a position that suits me, it gives me more freedom. But what matters most to me is being on the pitch. »
Guendouzi: « Not an essential match for the future »
« There will be a lot of matches left. It will be a very important match, but not essential for the future. »
Guendouzi: « Everything that happens to me, I deserve it »
« Everything that happens to me, I deserve it. I have worked for a long time to get these rewards. I made a very good choice by coming to OM. I am very happy and very fulfilled here. I hope that it will continue. It will go through work and trust with all the people at the club. »
Guendouzi: « It will be a very tough match »
« It’s a very big team, they are in the European Cup almost every year. I faced them with Arsenal. They have a lot of quality. It will be a very tough match. »
Guendouzi: « I hope there will be no overflows »
« It’s going to be a very important match. We have a wonderful team to have a good run in the Champions League. We know that the public will be there to push us. I hope there won’t be any excesses like for Nice-Cologne. But I know that our supporters will behave well and help us get the 3 points. »
Guendouzi: « We will play the same way »
« It all depends on the team we are playing against. In the Champions League, any mistake is paid for in cash. The intensity is higher, the technical level too. But we will play the same way, no matter the opposite team. We focus on ourselves. »
Guendouzi: « Alexis will bring us a lot »
On Alexis Sanchez: « He’s a very great professional. A very great player, with a lot of experience. He’s already scored quite a few goals. He’s efficient in the box, he also works defensively. He’s going to bring us a lot . We are very happy to have him with us. »
Guendouzi: « We assimilated the principles of the game »
« The preparation matches were a bit difficult, with a new coach. It took time to adapt. But today, we are all fulfilled. We have good results but there is also the way. is a vertical game, with a lot of intensity. We are clearly progressing. We have assimilated the principles of the game very well. We are confident, constantly improving. »
Guendouzi: « We are confident »
« We are confident. We know what we have to do. Despite our poor result, the first match against Tottenham gave us confidence. We are on a very good dynamic. We will come to win. We will do everything to . »
Guendouzi is at a press conference
Let’s go for the press conference the day before the match, with Guendouzi.
Great concern around security for a match ranked 5 out of 5 on the risk scale
The National Division for the Fight against Hooliganism only does so very rarely, but for this OM-Frankfurt, it did not hesitate: this match is ranked 5 on a security risk scale of 5.
From the draw for the European Cup, she had ranked this match at 4. But after the violence in Nice against Cologne, she decided to raise it to the maximum level. Joined by RMC Sport, some police officers present in Nice and who will be in Marseille say they are « very worried ». Same content to the FFF which will feverishly observe the surroundings of the Velodrome. « We are very, very worried. I fear that we have underestimated the number of Germans who will go to Marseille », confides a federal source.
Beyond the 3,300 Frankfurt supporters who have tickets, the authorities expect at least 5,000 more Germans without tickets in the streets of Marseille. The device will be very important tomorrow around the Velodrome. Nearly 600 members of the security forces and 1,200 people in charge of security in the stadium will be mobilized. The device will begin to be put in place this Monday evening, because the authorities expect to see Germans arriving in Marseille this evening or at night.
LB, NP and FG
How OM are preparing to receive the many German supporters
After the serious incidents during the Nice-Cologne match at the Allianz Riviera in the Europa League Conference on Thursday, OM will deploy major means to receive Eintracht Frankfurt and its many fans on Tuesday evening in Marseille for the second Champions League day.
>> More details here
What channels to watch the match on
The match will be broadcast live on RMC Sport 1 on Tuesday (9 p.m.). You can find all the pre-match information in the Champions Zone broadcast. You will also be able to follow the analyzes and reactions after the final whistle. You can also follow the meeting on RMC on the radio and live commented on our site.
The match will also be broadcast on Canal+.
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