OM: a voice for the defence!


  • After Chancel Mbemba against Tottenham, it is again a central defender who allowed Olympique de Marseille to score against Lyon (1-0) on Sunday. And beyond Samuel Gigot’s decisive goal, it was the whole of the Olympique Marseille rearguard that played a great game.

At Olympique de Marseille, the strikers are not scoring anymore. Alexis Sanchez, Amine Harit, Cengiz Ünder, Luis Suarez and Dimitri Payet have all been out of action for at least a month, and some even much longer.

It’s a good thing the team has been able to get back into the game,” he said, “but it’s not like we’re going to be able to get back into the game in a hurry. Igor Tudor’s team will be looking for a central defender to help them score again.

Lacazette in Balerdi’s pocket

It was already the case against Tottenham (1-2) with Chancel Mbemba’s furious header before the break, and even in Strasbourg (2-2) with Issa Kaboré’s breakthrough goal before the Alsatian comeback. It’s a great way to get back into the game,” he said, “and I’m very happy for him. “I’m very happy for him. I’m very happy for him,” said coach Igor Tudor after the Olympico, “but overall, the whole defence put in a great performance.

It was the first time that a team like this had ever played in the Champions League, and it was the first time that a team like this had ever played in the Champions League, and it was the first time that a team like this had ever played in the Champions League, and it was the first time that a team like this had ever played in the Champions League. In the Velodrome, the Lyon captain spent the match in the pocket of Leonardo Balerdi, who had an outstanding game with 80% of duels won, four interceptions and seven balls recovered. The Argentinian did not give him a moment’s respite, and he confirmed his excellent form at the moment.

Still on the edge, but…

We are all together, with the coach, the staff, the president and the fans… Today, I feel better. I have confidence in myself,” said the player who climbed over the barriers with Gigot to celebrate the only goal of the match with the fans. I’m not holding a grudge,” said the Argentinian, who was again whistled at the announcement of the team’s line-up. Given his XXL performance, after two successful duels against Paris and Tottenham against Kylian Mbappé and Harry Kane, the Velodrome should end up sparing him.

For Balerdi has merit, just like Mbemba and Gigot or Sead Kolasinac when he comes on. It was a very good game, but it was not the only one, and it was the only one that was good. It’s not a question of the defenders making any mistakes, or only a few, on Sunday. We wanted to make up for our disappointment on Tuesday,” said Gigot. We were there. It’s not just that, it’s the defence’s job to win games.

 

 

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