At the Velodrome stadium,
An OM with character. Jorge Sampaoli’s players reversed a situation that had started badly on Wednesday evening at the Stade Vélodrome, finally winning 3 goals to 2 against FC Nantes. “We showed that we had character and that we weren’t giving up this season. I think it’s good for everyone, “savored Amine Harit, one of the heroes of the evening.
The former Nantes player freed the Vélodrome stadium in the 75th minute, finally allowing his team to take the advantage over the Canaries, after a school one-two from Payet and Gerson. “We are strong, we are not going to lie to each other. We are on a good series despite the defeat against Paris. What can stop us, I think, is that we, “confided, with his usual mischievous smile, the number 7 of OM.
In view of the first half, we can only agree with him. The Marseillais were punished twice by the men of Kombouaré, despite their 18% possession of the ball in this first act. First on a corner by Girotto (26th), after a marking error, and a blunder by Luan Peres, definitely better at three in defense than on the side. The Brazilian, however returned to a good level, wanted to save a touch… By clearing the ball for a corner. Then immediately after picking up the score thanks to Payet, on a penalty obtained by Kamara (40th), and a double bad clearance from Lopez and Saliba, directly on Marcus Coco (41st). “Two isolated acts”, for Jorge Sampaoli.
“Progress in Tranquility”
Because the Marseillais did not give up and, contrary to their winter slack, never seemed to doubt. The trio Gerson, Dimitri Payet, Amine Harit delighted. On the third goal therefore, but already a little earlier, on the equalizer. The Brazilian, still very good as since mid-season, intelligently came to scratch a new penalty. Once again transformed by Payet (54th). “They are high quality players, when you see the same football and you feel the same things, it’s immediately easier,” said Amine Harit.
When Sampaoli sees improvements in the emotional management of his team’s matches:
“We have made progress in peace to build our attacks. Nantes is a very good team, in the final of the Coupe de France. If we hadn’t shown this tranquility, it would have been more difficult to win the match”.
A tranquility on the lawn, and in the standings since thanks to this victory the Marseillais consolidate their 2nd place. And the defeats of Rennes, in Strasbourg (2-1), and Nice, in Monaco (1-0), above all allow OM to have a six-point lead over the Rennais, 3rd, five days before the end of the championship. “We have our destiny in our hands. And I think that this season we are strong enough to get all the points we need, and finish in second place, ”warned Amine Harit. Who definitely exudes as much confidence as his team this spring.