THE 05/28/2023 00:59
Igor Tudor makes a positive assessment for OM.
Beaten by Brest (1-2) this Saturday, Olympique de Marseille will then finish the season in 3rd place in the Ligue 1 standings. Despite failures in the Champions League and the Coupe de France, Marseille coach Igor Tudor one draws a positive conclusion from this exercise.
In a Stade Vélodrome yet ready for a big party with the celebrations for the coronation in the Champions League in 1993, Olympique de Marseille disappointed again at home this Saturday with a defeat against Brest (1-2) on the occasion of the 37th day of Ligue 1.
With this setback and the large victory of RC Lens against AC Ajaccio (3-0), the Marseille club can no longer return to the northern formation, 2nd, and will therefore end this 2022-2023 season in 3rd position in the classification.
Tudor proud of the season
With this definitive place in the championship, what assessment for the men of Igor Tudor on this exercise? Eliminated in the Champions League group stage and knocked out by Annecy (2-2, 6-7 on pens) in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France, OM had a frustrating year without a single title. However, for his part, the Croatian technician was positive at a press conference. « Hot, after this defeat, I am angry and sad. But I’m proud of this season, there are a lot of positives“, he assured.
« We got the most out of this team, we showed great (Site notre bureau spécialisé), we had a great Champions League, the matches in the Coupe de France at the Vélodrome against Rennes and PSG were wonderful. We had very good results, it’s been a very good season, I’m very satisfied. Of such a quality effect. All the players gave their all. I would have hoped to be higher in the standings, but we managed to leave big teams behind us, like Monaco, Lyon, Rennes and Lille. It’s a very difficult championship and we deserve this 3rd place», a Tudor judge.
More critical rongier…
If Marseille did not steal this 3rd place with a total of 73 points on the 37th day (more important than the 71 points of the 2nd position with Jorge Sampaoli in 2021-2022), is it really enough? In the 3 competitions, the Marseilles had a problem with the possibility of doing better. With the result far too irregular at home and big disappointments on some major meetings. Moreover, Olympian captain Valentin Rongier gave a more negative observation than his coach.
« We were not up to it, like several times this season at home. It is not normal. (…) Third place? Inevitably it is a failure with the quality of our workforce this season. We should have done better», A blew the midfielder in the mixed zone. With a season already closed, Tudor, under contract until June 2024 and at the heart of many rumors with Juventus Turin, will be able to take stock with its leaders …
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by Damien DaSilvaTHE 05/28/2023 00:59