These last few weeks a match at the Velodrome will surely mean victory. So if winning tonight will be important in the race for fifth place, let’s be greedy and demanding with our team, while accepting the speech Jorge Sampaoli usually gives: more than the three points, we want to see the game!
Reims or Strasbourg, OM must know how to beat these teams
If OM started Sampaoli’s adventure by winning most of his matches on tiptoe, the last Olympic performance in Reims (1-3) makes us want to surf the game produced by the Marseillais. So of course we are talking about the second half, of course, but whatever it is, OM has shown that they know how to do it, and we don’t really see how facing Reims or Strasbourg would be very different. If the style will be less offensive in the intentions of the Alsatian team, we are left in a match against a team “made in Ligue 1” with its defects and its qualities. It is up to the Olympians to know how to force this type of lockdown, because next season, new players or not, OM Sampaoli will meet many clubs like Strasbourg.
After several weeks of Sampaoli, we want to see progress in the game.
In the match seen in Reims in the second half, we appreciate in any case the contribution of Valentin Rongier, hyperactive in pressure and applied in his forward projections. If it is not guaranteed to start tonight, due to lack of physical condition, we would like Payet to remain in the form shown during his last matches. His technical relationship with Milik is in progress and OM will need it tonight to break a hinge made up of strongmen Mitrovic, Koné and Djiku. On the bands, we are also eager to savor the ups and downs of Lirola, boss in his lane for many weeks. Beyond these strong men, we would love to see OM control his match for longer, whether it be shorts, vertical passes or strong combinations, all wetting the shirt properly. So, do what you want, but give us pleasure, through victory and play!