FOOTBALL The president of Olympique de Marseille gave a press conference lasting almost an hour and a half to take stock of the season before the break for the Coupe du World
The president of Olympique de Marseille Pablo Longoria gave a press conference to take stock of the first part of the season before the World Cup in Qatar. — Nicolas Tucat
- Pablo Longoria, President of Olympique de Marseille, gave a 1h20 press conference to take stock of the first game of the club's season.
- He said he was satisfied with the results and the style of his team instilled by Igor Tudor, while announcing the arrival of Jean-Pierre Papin in the club's management team.< /li>
A very talkative president of Olympique de Marseille when taking stock of the first part of the season. Pablo Longoria introduced himself. during 1h20 in front of the media this Tuesday afternoon to cover all the club's subjects, during the break for the World Cup in Qatar, where; he will go to support the OM players who will play it. 20 Minutes offers you a small selection of the most interesting moments.
Pablo Longoria very satisfied with the “results” and “style” of his team. “What we wanted was to give a style to it” our team. We play in a way that is very recognizable by everyone, be it the journalists, our opponents, the supporters. We thank the coach for ça, which gives this identity. very strong. We have been competitive in almost every game, it’s very difficult to play against us. It’s something I see as president. Have a two-point average at the outside is an indicator for the podium, we are in the goal.”
The downside of the Champions League.“We must put aside the Champions League. We have been competitive and told the players that I was proud of their participation. Of course, we are not satisfied not to continue in European competition but qualification was possible until then. the last minute. The given level on the pitch was satisfying, as was the commitment of the coach and players.”
Pablo Longoria “n’never doubted” by Igor Tudor. “In the day-to-day work with Javier Ribalta, it’s not only analyze the latest results, otherwise it gives me emotions. I prefer to analyze the trend. The month of October was very complicated, without the results we were hoping for. I don't believe in lucky but in the daily work. Against Lens we had a 70% chance of winning, against Ajaccio 83% and we lost. Against Lyon only 30%, and we won. You deserve so much in the other matches, that football always proves you right and thatçs why I’ve never doubted; of the work of Igor Tudor. Football is fair and hard work pays.”
Olympique de Marseille must find “  ;five”million euros”.“We will succeed in achieve our goals with the sale of some players by June 30th. There is no obligation to sell during the winter transfer window. The trend is positive, with the impact of European competitions between prize money and ticketing. We miss five million euros with a qualification in the Europa League, more for the 8th in the Champions League. But we didn’t include this qualification in our forecast because we wanted to be careful. We had even rather planned five points in C1 (OM collected six), but there are still these five million to go. find.”
The management of Dimitri Payet. “I have two complementary visions. It’s not easy for Dimitri Payet to cope with this. a change of coach, àgrave; a change of style, but he had the ability to to question himself, as Bamba Dieng did after this summer. I am very happy to see how they worked. to regain their place and we must thank them for this work. On the question of playing time, it is the coach and we must always respect the decisions of the coach. The collective remains more important than anything.”
Jean-Pierre Papin comes to make OM progress “on small details”. “Jean Pierre Papin will be incorporated into; our activities before the internship in Spain. We are talking about a legend and one of the club’s most important players. He will allow us to identify the small details of a football club with his experience of Bayern and Italy. He will report to the president, and will be in contact with David Frioo, Javier Ribalta and me. He will be present for all the matches and will give us advice on these small details thanks to; his vision. He will also be in contact with the players and Igor Tudor. To build, you must have people to work with. who the history of the club belongs to. When I leave the club, five years later everyone will have forgotten about me. But in 100 years, everyone will remember Jean Pierre Papin. It’s important to have someone for the small details in this moment when you’ the club grew.”