Florian Thauvin's OM sank again against RC Lens.
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L'Olymique de Marseille lost 1-0 against RC Lens on Wednesday evening in a late match of the 9th day of Ligue 1.
This is the second defeat in a row for OM, a first since André Villas Boas has been at the club.
Results which take OM away from the podium, and plunge the club a little more into the crisis.
At the Velodrome stadium,
At the Velodrome stadium,
A strange feeling.
Olympique de Marseille lost 1-0 against RC Lens on Wednesday evening at the Stade Vélodrome, in a late match of the 9th day of Ligue 1. This is the second defeat in a row for OM, a first since that André Villas Boas is the club's coach.
But beyond the accounting result, the Marseillais still delivered a pathetic service on the ground.
The “You're disgusting” tifo from the Winners, in the south bend, could not stick better to this team on Wednesday night.
OM never existed in this meeting described as "absolute obligation to win" by André Villas Boas on Monday in a pre-match press conference.
The Marseillais only attempted four shots during the entire match, the lowest OM total in a Ligue 1 home match since Opta analyzed the competition (2006/2007).
And when the question was asked to André Villas Boas to know if the performance of his players was "scandalous", the coach did what he can do best this season: shoot the journalist.
"A lot of things to change in the club"
"You're a little nervous, you should calm down a bit.
No the match was not outrageous.
Lens was superior but the players made the effort even if they did not create enough chances, it's true.
We lost control of the match with the injuries to Rongier and Gueye, it was hard and we ended the match feeling like we had lost control of the middle.
The state of mind was there, I have nothing to say, I thank the players for their efforts, ”AVB was happy to say.
A statement a thousand miles from that of captain Steve Mandanda at the microphone of Canal + after the match: “We lose 1-0, we will not simply look for them.
But that's the way when you're here, you have to have the mindset and the mentality and the character to take on whatever goes behind it.
It's true, there were no reactions despite our discussions.
There are a lot of things to change in the club.
Even their opponents sensed that something was wrong at OM.
“Yes, we see that there are difficulties, even if I prefer to tell myself that we have a little to do with it,” said Franck Haise, Lens coach, when defender Steven Fortes recognized n 'having "never been in danger": "At no time did we feel that something could happen.
I couldn't say if there is any discomfort, but I had the impression that there was no connection between the players ”.
"I am not here to be an obstacle"
An impression, and a shame, which animates all the supporters of OM, stunned by the poor performances of their team which are linked.
And the lack of envy of the players.
However, AVB once again preferred to protect them.
Or to hide the face: “I did not feel any effort or will on the part of the team against Nîmes, the will was there this time.
We can't say we didn't run.
We had prepared well, we had good automatism, it is more my responsibility.
Lens was superior, they put a lot of dynamism and that created problems for us.
As if he had already given up.
“My place is available to management.
I'm not here to be an obstacle, I want the best for OM, a club that I respect.
If the management thinks that I am responsible, I am at their disposal, ”he repeated several times, before specifying that Jacques-Henri Eyraud wanted him to stay.
Much ado for little change, for now.
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