At a press conference on Thursday, Jorge Sampaoli explained why he was so active on the sidelines during his team’s match: he thinks better when walking, like… the German philosopher Nietzsche.
If we know today how many kilometers the players travel during a match, we do not yet know this statistic concerning the coaches. However, the activity of Jorge Sampaoli along the sidelines would be enough to panic the counters.
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During his team’s matches, the OM coach struggles to keep still. At a press conference on Thursday noon, the Argentinian explained this habit: “I think you have to think while walking. I analyze better when moving than at a standstill,” he smiled. “I think Nietzsche was thinking while walking too,” he continued. An unexpected common point between the German philosopher and the Argentine coach.
“I can’t think about stopping”
Known to be particularly nervous and restless, Jorge Sampaoli remarked that he had calmed down. “I’m quieter today, a calmer version than before. But it’s a personal incapacity, I can’t think about stopping and I wouldn’t correct that at my age,” the coach continued. 61 years old.
OM receives Lorient on Saturday (5 pm), for the 33rd day of Ligue 1. It remains to be seen how many kilometers will Jorge Sampaoli walk on the edge of the lawn at the Vélodrome.