OM: Kolasinac injured in training
According to our information, Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac was injured in training on Thursday evening. The nature of his injury is not yet known exactly.
The former Arsenal player, however, had a good chance of starting the match in Angers on Friday (9 p.m., 9th day of Ligue 1). This could therefore change the plans of Igor Tudor who was counting on Kolasinac, especially since Nuno Tavares is suspended tomorrow.
The group was complete for this Angers-OM, apart from the suspension of the Portuguese and with a slight uncertainty concerning the recovery of Eric Bailly, who seemed in good shape this Thursday evening at the Commanderie but who is coming out of a thigh injury.
Florent Germain, in Marseilles
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This is the end of this press conference
Igor Tudor looked rather pleased with a job done during the break. He has already announced that Gerson would start Friday evening in Angers. Otherwise, no big revelation apart from a good defense by the French referees, which is rare enough from a Ligue 1 coach to be underlined.
About Amine Harit
« It’s true that he arrived late, but he’s a strong player, who plays roles where matches are decided. He’s a hard worker, I’m very happy he’s here. »
On the match behind closed doors against Sporting
It’s sure it’s a shame and annoying, we’re going to give everything but before the Champions League there’s tomorrow’s match.
Tudor defends French referees
« It’s true that I’m sorry that I won’t be here tomorrow (He’s suspended). When I arrived here, I was told a lot about the referees and not always in a positive way, so I was rather pleasantly surprised « , I expected a lower level. Overall I saw good refereeing and not just for my team but in the whole league. »
« Alexis had a very good start to the season »
« I think he will improve from a tactical and technical point of view. »
« He will start tomorrow. He is an important player for us, and I always expect more from him. He will have the opportunity to be decisive, starting tomorrow. »
On the sequence of matches and the insane calendar: « Football is more and more a business »
« No, I’m not mad, it’s not my job to do it. Every coach in the world has the same opinion as me. I can’t change that on my own. Football is more and more a business but it’s something you have to accept when you’re part of it. »
On the match against Angers and the absence of Nuno Tavares
« Yes, Nuno will not be there but someone will be there to replace him ».
Igor Tudor’s turn
And we take stock of work during the international break. « It’s a bit like usual during a truce. There were ten of us and the guys worked well. »
Harit describes working with Tudor
« The device has changed a little, we play more in the body of the game, with pistons. We are beginning to understand when we have to go get, when we have to wait. These are automatisms that will be created little by little but I will not give you the tactic! »
« Set the rhythm »
Amien Harit points out the dangers of moving to Angers, to a poorly classified.
What changes with Tudor compared to Sampaoli
Coach Tudor has a much more direct style of play. He asks me to attack, attack but also a lot of defensive tasks for the block. We adapt. It’s different but not that much.
Harit, « the new Payet »?
« His words last year touched me. He’s a very important person in the dressing room. Yes, I feel ready to replace him but he’s not gone yet! He’s very professional. I’m learning from him and if I have the chance in the next few years to replace him at OM I would be very happy but he hasn’t left yet! »
Amine Harit has arrived and he gives news
« I was lucky enough to be able to participate in the two international matches and it went very well. I think I’m still not 100% but compared to my feelings on the pitch, I feel really good. «
Start of the press conference at 4:15 p.m.
A few minutes late.
Why McCourt resigned from OM’s supervisory board, Eyraud on the way out
The information did not go unnoticed this Thursday morning. As can be seen by consulting the legal information of Olympique de Marseille, Frank McCourt has resigned from his position as chairman and member of the supervisory board of the Marseille club. This decision is explained by an internal reorganization without consequences on the commitment and the status of shareholder of the American leader.
Moreover, according to several concordant sources, it is however very likely that Jacques-Henri Eyraud leaves the supervisory board of OM.
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