Gennaro Gattuso, who arrived in Marseille in the role of firefighter, managed to consolidate his team and continues to teach his playing principles to his players.
In the middle of the season, Gennaro Gattuso and Olympique de Marseille reported the first success of the European season against AEK Athens (3-1). Good preparation before welcoming your rival Lyonnais this Sunday, in a very particular context for Les Gones.
During his press conference, Jordan clearly highlighted the contribution of the new Marseille manager. The midfielder particularly appreciates playing higher up the pitch: “ The coach knows me from Italy, I know the position on the pitchconfides the former Roma player. It’s a role, the height of the game plus the surface of the field. I have my senses freer and I think that shows on the ground. »
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“It feels good and it relieves the pressure”
The play of French language is expressed in Gattuso’s gesture, and he says it in front of his children: “ This is the next step in our goal, but it is also very rigorous » said Vérétout. » It’s a whole, it brings us a lot. His first message was to say: ‘if you charge, it doesn’t matter, we all fail.’ It feels good, it relieves the pressure a little. The results are good, but the content is lower than 4-5 consecutive games. We want to build on that on Sunday.“
This season, OM are still undefeated at home (3 wins, 2 draws): “ Yes, we are stronger at home than last season and that is largely due to our supporters. We have to do better away, because we lost too many points and it’s not enough. We feel good at home, at the Vélodrome, we give everything for our fans.“
The choice for OM to maintain this invincibility during this 10th day of Ligue 1, otherwise it will probably displease its supporters.