Jorge Sampaoli defended his game plan established this Sunday during OM’s loss against PSG (2-1) on Day 32 of Ligue 1. Focians had the ball but didn’t get many chances. However, the Argentine technician does not regret his decision.
At Parc des Princes, OM had control of the ball but lost (2-1). After 32 Ligue 1 days, Jorge Sampaoli’s team remains in second place in the standings but is now 15 behind PSG, who have the opportunity to become champions for the tenth time in their history against Angers on Wednesday.
For its part, Om will receive Nantes and will have to offer another face. Because if Falkens had his foot on the ball, he wouldn’t have been too dangerous, only 3 shots were attempted. “I don’t think my team deserves to lose tonight,” Sampaoli told a news conference. If we had played deeper with the attackers, we could have lost more. Because if we lose the ball it is Could go against him very quickly, on the contrary they are still the three best players in the world, so the game plan was to control the game tonight.”
Sampaoli doesn’t want to comment on penalties
In total, 10 shots were attempted in the entire game, which is the worst record for a Ligue 1 game this season. But PSG were able to be realistic with Neymar and received a penalty, which was converted by Kylian Mbappe. “You had to capture against a team that has three players in front who can score at any time, otherwise playing would have been suicidal, Sampaoli started again. The opponent didn’t even have many chances. My players played one Is match wise keeping the opponent in mind. Penalties? I never talk about referee’s decisions, it’s not my style.”
However, even though Sampaoli did not wish to comment, Om appeared to regret it after a penalty handed to PSG for a handball by Valentin Rongier in the field. The footage showed the ball hitting the player’s thigh and then his hand. “It’s a difficult decision, especially when you have VAR, troubled President Pablo Longoria. It’s impossible to get fined for it.”
The Olympians would still have to start all over again, remaining on eight consecutive victories in all competitions. Still involved in the Europa Conference League, where they will take on Feyenoord in the semi-finals, Om is still three points ahead of third-placed Rennes, who lost to Monaco on Friday.