Very critical of the game played by Olympique de Marseille this weekend, against the Stade de Reims (2-2), Florian Thauvin was only a simple replacement, Wednesday, in Angers.
The feast of the end of the year celebrations have not yet started but the Marseillais are already somewhat crumpled at the time of the winter break. Consequence of the bad results that have been linked for the Olympian club for a week. After the defeat conceded to Reindeer then the draw recorded against the Reims stadium this weekend, theOlympic Marseille followed up with a new backhand to Angers (2-1), Wednesday, on the occasion of the 17e Ligue 1 day.
Asked at the end of the meeting, André Villas-Boas did not hide his dissatisfaction. The Portuguese coach also returned to the absence of Florian Thauvin on the lawn of Stade Raymond-Kopa at the start of the match against the SCO. And this while the tricolor world champion was very critical of the game played by OM on Saturday against the Stade de Reims. “We never take a risk, we play too sideways, we pass too many backwards …”, had entrusted the former Bastiais.
The benching of the native of Orleans therefore necessarily looked like a sanction. But to believe the Portuguese technician, the reason for his presence on the bench would be quite different. “He had to play. When I gave the team at 12 o’clock, it was with him. But at 4 p.m., the doctor came to see me to tell me that Flo was not well. He wanted to throw up, he wasn’t feeling well, explained the former Chelsea manager. So we made the change straight away with Valère. After I spoke with him at halftime, he was available to play. He made a good entry, he did what he could. “ Insufficient to allow OM to avoid another defeat.
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