Mandanda, Milik, de la Fuente… Sampaoli announces two bad news and a change

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After Amine HaritIt was Jorge Sampaoli’s turn to appear at a press conference, on the eve of PAOK Saloniki at the Vélodrome, on behalf of the quarter-finals of the Europa League conference.

The Argentine coach spoke in particular about Olympique de Marseille’s starting line-up, but also about Marseille’s ambitions in C4. These are his best sayings, passed on by RMC Sports

A milestone reached by OM?

“It’s a matter of understanding the game. I speak to my players and say that every game has its own story because the opponents are different. We have to react to the game, the most important thing is the game. We have to understand and respect the game the game through different patterns Even if we play against a Greek team that masters the transition we have to play with respect for the game The fact of concatenating wins also gives us confidence want to chain the results to have confidence in this idea of ​​the game we have.

OM’s ambitions in C4

“At the height of OM’s history or at the height of current reality. There is a relationship between the club and the city. It is a matter of respect for the game, how to play with this team. We have to try to to qualify for the European Cup, but we are the only ones still playing it this year. OM hasn’t won titles in a long time and we all have an obligation to win and steer them to this need. I, the players and those who come after.”

Absences in defense of Balerdi and Alvaro

“That’s what coaches are for, sometimes to resolve borderline cases. Luan is suspended and will return this weekend. He can play central or lateral, Kamara can defend. We will find the means individually and collectively to be competitive. We I can’t “Playing with the same eleven every time. It is dangerous in terms of performance and the risk of injuries. From Thursday there will be a rotation and then again on Sunday because otherwise injuries will occur.”

Mandanda or Pau Lopez in goal?

“Mandanda will play.”

Injury of Konrad de la Fuente

“It’s a cartilage injury that needs surgery. After the surgery, he won’t be able to play for three or four weeks. It will be very difficult to see him again this season.”

The presence of Milik

“Milik was forfeited on Thursday and we are doing everything we can to integrate him the day after the game.”

to summarise

While Olympique de Marseille will host PAOK Saloniki tomorrow (9pm), Jorge Sampaoli appeared at a press conference in the quarter-finals of the Europa League Conference. In particular, the Argentine coach revealed Steve Mandanda’s tenure in the Marseille goals.

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