The completely missed end of the season of the Marseillais goes badly with André Villas-Boas, who did not hide his discontent after the defeat conceded in Angers (2-1), Wednesday, on the occasion of the 17th day of the League 1.
It was time for the holidays to arrive for theOlympic Marseille. The Phocéens seem indeed at the end of the roll at the end of the year 2020. After a series of six consecutive victories which had allowed them to join the race for the podium despite two late matches, the troops of André Villas-Boas have chained two straight away wins – as many as in their last 23 trips – interspersed with a draw at home against the Reims stadium (2-2).
A week after their defeat at Reindeer (2-1), the Marseillais have indeed relapsed at Angers (2-1) on the occasion of the 17th day of Ligue 1, weighed down by a catastrophic start to the match with two goals conceded in just over twenty minutes. This time, Clément Turpin had nothing to do with it and the Portuguese coach could only see the damage. “Today, we have nothing to say. We were very bad in the first half. We came back well in second but we made too many mistakes before which allowed Angers to lead ”, he admitted at the end of the meeting at a press conference.
And the former Chelsea coach to regret the level of play displayed by his troops. “In the last three games, we haven’t reached our goal. We were not up to par. It’s a bad way to end the year, especially since our opponents in the standings have done the job. We collapsed at the end of the year. Maybe because of fatigue, mental fatigue. We lacked concentration. This is the first thing that we have to improve upon recovery ”, he added, already turned towards a particularly plentiful month of January. And this while OM are only in fifth place, eight lengths from the two leading teams with nevertheless still two games late.
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