They got fired. Poorly eliminated from the Europa League, dropped 6 points from the podium (6th), unable to stop the opposing markers, the Marseilles are at their worst. "We do not miss much", tempera Dimitri Payet."We showed a completely different state of mind at Lazio Roma (2-1 defeat), there were riots, games, opportunities … But we still managed to get two goals and lose. But it will turn", promises the captain.
They won only one game out of two (8 out of 16) from the start of this season, far from their ambitions and the success of last year. From the end of the C3 to a group exit after only four days, Rudi Garcia's men have fallen. The coach, disqualified from the bench for his exclusion against Paris SG (2-0 defeat), promised a change. He started brewing beer in Rome, sending Boubacar Kamara, Jordan Amavi and Valere Germain to the stands. This first electroshock did not prevent the defeat (2-1), and therefore the elimination.
The Strootman Mystery
Carefully read the composition of the initial formation against Dijon to find the "sanctioned" players. Kamara, for example, is only 18, his place in the stands at the Olympic Stadium in Rome can be read as a desire to let him breathe a little psychologically, after three missed outings. And then the calamitous entry of Duje Caleta-Car in its place does not make it a strong competitor at the moment.
The "old" Rolando, back from a rupture of the Achilles tendon on the last day of last season, played only with the reserve. But the defense is so bad, around a still disappointing Adil Rami, that some of the serenity transmitted by Cape Verde would not be bad.
On the left side, Jordan Amavi, middle or bad for almost a year and a surprise meeting in the team of France in the fall of 2017, could last longer. In the middle, the mystery of Kevin Strootman thickens. The summer recruitment star is not yet at her Dutch national level. They also walk with Luiz Gustavo, one of the team bosses.
Dijon is even worse
Garcia has not yet managed to play with two collectors profitably. Ineffective side markers, Kostas Mitroglou's colorless entry to the Olympic does not want to see him again. Against Lazio, Clinton Njie did not score, but at least he moved. The alternation Germain / Mitroglou could continue, as from the beginning of the season, with this time every turn to go on the stands and not on the field …
Finally, to revive the game, Garcia can not do without Dimitri Payet and Florian Thauvin, who brought the team to the start of the season. Substitute in Rome, "Dim" has a point for a few weeks, but his legs can still unlock a game. "Flotov" did not solve his problems with crampons, he was seen at the limit of tears because of the pain on the lawn of the Olympic. "I think everything will be fine," said Garcia of his top scorer (8 goals in all competitions).
Fortunately for OM, his opponent on Sunday is in agony. The DFCO has not won in Ligue 1 since the third day and his departure when the Burgundy club was co-leader with the SG in Paris after taking 9 points out of 9. The loss of confidence is even more evident in the Reds, humiliated to Gaston Gerard from Nimes (4-0) last week. This famous trust that Garcia wants to preserve the flames. "We are in a series of four defeats, not eligible for OM, it leaves us frustrated, but we have to put it on the ground".
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