André Villas-Boas appeared particularly annoyed at a press conference following the new defeat conceded by Olympique de Marseille in the Champions League, Manchester City coming to win 3-0 at the Vélodrome.
The Marseillais spent another difficult evening on Tuesday in Champions League. Opposed to Manchester city on the occasion of the 2e day of the group stage, theOlympic Marseille was indeed heavily inclined on his lawn (0-3), appearing totally unable to compete with the Citizens. What confirms the chasm that separates the Olympian club from the greats of Europe. Florian Thauvin Besides, admitted it without difficulty, affirming that OM was not at the level.
Asked at a press conference, André Villas-Boas was on the same line, not failing to recall the difference in means between Manchester City and Olympique de Marseille, appearing annoyed as rarely in the face of questions about the very defensive tactical choices of the Phocéens against the vice-champions of England. “City is City… They also spent a billion in five years. It’s a team that plays very well, that has a coach who is a phenomenon. He always played on possession of the ball. Unfortunately, Marseille does not have the money to bring in Guardiola. If you have Guardiola here, one day you can have precisely that in Marseille. Unfortunately you have AVB with this tactic and he tries to do the best he can for the team ”, he thus launched, as reassembled as fatalistic.
And the Portuguese technician, who suffered his fifth defeat in a row on Tuesday in the competition, to continue in the same tone, scathing, in the face of questions about the system set up against the Citizens. “The last time I tried something different against a team of this level, we took 4-0 and you slaughtered me, he recalled in reference to the slap received at the Parc des Princes in the fall of 2019. All the choices I’m making now are bad… You start to enter the system, block high, block low… You shouldn’t overdo it, though. “
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