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After the record of 13 defeats in the Champions League, the former OM very critical


Only French club European champion, since its coronation in 1993, Marseille has also made history by winning the defeat record

Dimitri Payet, Florian Thauvin and Steve Mandanda will also be “forever the first.

But the record broken this Wednesday by the Marseillais tastes bitter.

By losing to Porto (0-2), OM became the first club to lose thirteen straight games in the modern version of the Champions League.

“It's a stain, sighs Jean-Philippe Durand, winner of the Cup with big ears in 1993. OM has a history, a reputation, an image to defend on the European scene.

This history is tarnished by this record of defeats.

"For the former midfielder, returned on time in the final won against Milan, the Marseillais" did not realize what a participation in the Champions League demanded.

They did not put the necessary ingredients: in this kind of match, you have to surpass yourself!



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Jean-Marc Ferreri, who was on the bench in Munich, is also critical: “We made the supporters dream with this title of European champions, anchored in everyone's mind.

It hurts to see that we can no longer pass the first round, in a group yet affordable.

"The former French international sums up the situation in one word:" lamentable.


Jocelyn Angloma uses the same term.

“It is lamentable, absurd not to succeed in winning a match in thirteen in the Champions League, while some teams, in particular Olympiakos, were within reach.

Marseille is not that.


A “soulless” team, according to Manuel Amoros

How to explain it?

“This team has no soul, no desire, no will, no aggressiveness, no collective and no tactical plan, gets carried away Manuel Amoros.

There is nothing!

The side, who participated in the 1993 European campaign without contesting the final, feels "shame and a lot of disappointment" in front of this OM "without moral force, without pride.

"He believes that the Marseillais" did not fight ":" When you are professional footballers, you have to do better than that and not give up.

They had had 19 days off while Porto played this weekend… They should have been aggressive from the start, doing constant pressing and winning the duels.

But we hardly saw anything.


Fear in the belly

The Marseillais played with fear in the stomach and the foot on the brake.

“They are in a cycle of defeats in Europe and therefore they suffer from a total lack of confidence, points out Jean-Marc Ferreri.

The empty stadium is a terrible handicap too, but that cannot be used as an excuse.

“The last time OM supporters celebrated, it was during the defeat of… PSG in the Champions League final on August 23.

The images of scenes of jubilation on the Old Port came back to their faces, like a boomerang, after this thirteenth defeat in a row.

“By beating this negative record, we have become the laughing stock of Europe,” concludes Jocelyn Angloma.

Munich's heroes always know how to tackle.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2020-11-27

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