On the eve of the second leg of the Europa League conference quarter-finals between PAOK Salonica and OM, Greek coach Razvan Lucescu criticized the attitude of Marseille fans following the serious incidents at the velodrome last Thursday.
His statements left him stunned but he totally agrees. In a press conference this Wednesday, on the eve of the second leg of the Europa League Conference quarter-finals between his club and OM in Greece, PAOK coach Razwan Lucescu confronted the attitude of Marseille supporters during the first leg (2- for 1 OM).
“What I said was shocking to the French but what the French fans did for two days was not shocking? We went to France with our supporters for a match. What happened in Marseille is not my fault. The atmosphere Will be strong in Toumba to put pressure on Marseille players and I said it is better that Marseille supporters do not come to avoid that something bad is happening. It is Marseille supporters who should be criticized, not me,” said the Romanian technician Said in the comments translated by La Provence.
Warning after first step
A very independent interpretation of the violence by PAOK supporters at the velodrome last Thursday. Their route had left very visible marks, with great material damage. And as a bonus with Lucescu, who assures that everything will go perfectly in Thessaloniki: “We are going to show everyone that we have very ardent supporters, without resorting to fighting.”
After the first leg, the Greek coach issued a warning urging OM supporters not to come for the second leg: “I am very disappointed with what I saw today. I hope your supporters will be received as we have.” received, this is football and a disgrace to your Marseille city There is a lot of violence in the world today, no need to be in football”, he declared before leaving the press conference by launching: “Better your fans Don’t come to us!” Marseille has confirmed that its supporters will not travel.