On the eve of the first leg of the Europa Conference League semi-final between Feyenoord and Olympique de Marseille (9 pm), the Dutch club’s coach, Arne Slott, admitted that OM was the toughest opponent on their European journey.
The Olympique de Marseille has a reputation and a reputation. “OM is the strongest opponent we have ever faced,” Feyenoord coach, Arne Slott, warned ahead of the first leg of the Europa Conference League semi-finals in Rotterdam on Thursday evening.
>> Subscribe to The Indian Paper and watch the Europa Conference League live
“We have to respect our style. I would like to have more ball than Marseille,” explained the Dutch coach as Feyenoord has been leading since the start of the season. We have to be careful, not to give too many examples. A lot of space and time for Dimitri Payet.” Slot knows the dangers, the decisive men of OM and the areas in which it will be necessary to be vigilant.
Feyenoord 20 years after its last European final
“There is no need to motivate the players, they are, but you have to inform them about the opposite qualities of the team,” explained the coach. Of Om, he fears Sampaoli who “often” changes systems and the goalkeeper “who plays too much”.
So far, Feyenoord has faced Maccabi Haifa, Union Berlin, Slavia Prague, Leicester and Partizan Belgrade in the competition. This semi-final now opens the Dutch club the possibility of a European final which will be its first for 20 years and its victory in the UEFA Cup.