After a convincing start to the season in the league, Olympique de Marseille enters the Champions League in the best conditions. Coach Igor Tudor and his men show a certain confidence before going to challenge Tottenham on Tuesday (9 p.m.).
Igor Tudor believes in his team before going to challenge Tottenham.
Of course, Olympique de Marseille does not have only good memories of its last Champions League campaigns. The phoenic club remains marked by its zero point in 2013.
But in an affordable group, and after a successful start to the season, the reigning French vice-champion has all the cards in hand to do well this season.
For Tudor, OM is ready
Just listen to the Marseillais after the Auxerre victory (2-0) on Saturday to realize the confidence that drives the locker room. Satisfied with the performance at Abb-Deschamps, Igor Tudor feels his team is ready to challenge Tottenham on Tuesday (9 p.m.) in England.
Yes I think so. The players are. We are starting with a lot of players in good shape, rejoiced the OM coach. This year, the group stage is played over two months. It’s a fantastic competition, but we must not forget that we are the fourth pot team in this group. We want to look good. For that, we need to play well, to be consistent on the pitch.
The people of Marseilles in trust
It will not be easy against a team from the English championship, warned the technician. But we will do our best. Not much in demand in Burgundy, goalkeeper Pau Lopez also expects a tough game . But we are confident, enchan the Spaniard in the mixed zone. We want to do things well in the Champions League too because we made a lot of effort to get there last season. We can do good things if we play well.
Well in the coach’s style of play according to Lopez, OM have effectively adapted a philosophy opposed to that of Jorge Sampaoli. The concerns of the preparation gave way to many satisfactions, starting with the experienced recruits (Mbemba, Veretout and Alexis Sanchez) who will bring a plus on the European scene. And which contribute a depth of staff a priori sufficient to exist on all fronts.
Tottenham the door of OM?
OM can therefore look Eintracht Frankfurt and Sporting Portugal straight in the eye. And for his part, Valentin Rongier does not make Tottenham an insurmountable obstacle. We expect a complicated match, it’s the very high level, first admitted the midfielder. (…) But I don’t know if he’s the most difficult opponent in the group, all the teams are difficult to play. This announces a good opposition between two undefeated teams this season.
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