André Villas-Boas on the bench of OM, January 25, 2020. -

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It was a little phrase a bit like nothing, but still damn coward.

After the victory against OM Olympiakos in the Champions League, Mathieu Valbuena did not miss his former team.

“I saw little soul in this team.

I have not seen a personality, I have not seen mutual aid between them, I have not seen a leader, ”he told RMC.

What did not please the Marseille coach, André Villas-Boas.

“I did not expect that from an experienced player like him, he breathed during the press conference on the eve of the match, while OM face Manchester City on Tuesday night.

It has nothing to do.

His answer comes from the result of the match.

It's a match that ends 1-0 but could have ended in a draw or 1-0 for us with the action of Dario Benedetto.


For Villas-Boas, OM “has this soul and this solidarity, we have already proven it against Metz or Lille or during last season.

But we first seek answers in our game, not in our solidarity.


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