Tudor hails a « deserved victory » against Lille

Emmanuel LANGELLIER, Media365: published on Sunday September 11, 2022 at 09:51

On Saturday evening, OM overcame Lille (2-1) at the Orange Vélodrome and joined Paris-SG at the top of the standings with 19 points.

After their first defeat in the Champions League in England on the lawn of Tottenham (0-2), Olympique de Marseille reacted three days later. Faced with the crazy pace until the World Cup, the Marseille club faced up and showed its character by winning on Saturday evening at the Orange Vélodrome during the 7th day. Led by Lille from the 12th minute, OM overthrew LOSC thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Samuel Gigot (2-1) and collected a 5th consecutive victory in the league. The Provencal club leads the standings with PSG and 19 points.

Tudor on Balerdi: « It’s not because he played badly, but I had the impression that the referee had an easy card »

Enough to satisfy the demanding Marseille coach Igor Tudor. “It was probably not a trap match, rather a very important match for us against a direct opponent for the top of the rankings. They won the league title two years ago, they have good players, a good coach, who was able to change the system (going to 3-5-2), who was able to adapt. But tonight we were better than them, it’s a deserved victory, I want to congratulate my players, « said the Croatian coach who hit hard by leaving Leonardo Balerdi after only 28 minutes of play. I must have done something that I don’t like to do, I don’t appreciate releasing a player like that. It’s not because he played badly, but I had the impression that the referee had an easy card and I thought that Leo was in danger of taking a second warning. I didn’t like the fact that he was whistled, it’s not nice to whistle your own players,” explained Tudor.

Fonseca: « I’m a little frustrated »

Opposite, Paulo Fonseca expressed his frustration. “I’m a little frustrated. As I said, playing against OM is different. It’s difficult when you play the individual balance of power, said the Lille coach. I know it from the Italian Championship. Marseille are a very tough team to play with incredible players, but I saw some great things from us. We bow on a detail, a free kick. But we disturbed them in their habits. We had a problem with a counter-attack. But I think we could take at least one point. “During the next day, Lille will host Toulouse on Saturday evening (9 p.m.) while OM will host Rennes next Sunday (3 p.m.).

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