After OM’s 2–0 loss against Rennes, Jorge Sampaoli admitted that his team was not up to speed and that their game plan was not effective.
“We were overwhelmed, especially when we didn’t have the ball,” Jorge Sampaoli admitted after Olympique de Marseille’s 2-0 loss to Rennes on Saturday night. This result, counting for the 37th and final day of Ligue 1, dropped the Marseille club from second to third in the standings.
“With the ball, we lacked accuracy, added the Argentine coach at a press conference. We could not apply our game and the opponent was better. (…) It is possible that I bear the responsibility for the defeat. I am part. We had a game plan to control the ball. But the opponent didn’t let us play it and our game plan got messed up. We tried to change the plan but it didn’t work and the result shows that “.
Sampaoli recalls significance of last game
“Losing second place hurts, because the rest is no longer up to us,” he added. But we will have a decisive final match at the velodrome (Against Strasbourg, editor’s note) And by winning this last match, we can play the Champions League. Is it important”.
OM suffers from an unfavorable goal difference compared to AS Monaco, second on equal points (+25 against +21). Marseille also cannot afford to end the championship with the same number of points as Rennes, who has +42 in goal difference.