After OM’s draw in Bordeaux this Sunday evening (0-0), Marseille interim coach Nasser Larguet did not want to criticize the arbitration but still considered one of the two red cards received by his severe team.
A big opportunity missed by Valère Germain, then a red card for Leonardo Balerdi. On the OM bench, Nasser Larguet had to go through all the emotions in the space of a few seconds this Sunday evening on the lawn of Bordeaux. In the 55th minute, after the Bordeaux recovery in the wake of the failure of the Marseille striker, the Argentine defender on loan from Borussia Dortmund (with option to buy) stopped Rémi Oudin, who seemed to be able to move towards the goal, but was still far from it. Jérôme Brisard, the referee of the meeting, decided to expel Leonardo Balerdi. Less than five minutes later, it was Dario Benedetto who returned to the locker room for a bad gesture, a spectacular tackle, on Laurent Koscielny (59th).
Nasser Larguet, the interim coach of OM, does not want to criticize the arbitration. “The referees make mistakes, we do too,” said the director of the Marseille club’s training center. They make their decisions with their soul and conscience. What interests me is to focus on my team and his game. Concentrating on the referees is more of a waste of time than anything else. “
Larguet: “Benedetto shouldn’t have had this reaction”
But Nasser Larguet still judged that the red card sent to Leonardo Balerdi was severe. “I prefer that the players keep their cool. Benedetto’s action is reprehensible, I have already said that he was in the hard and he should not have had this reaction in principle. For Balerdi, I think that his card is very hard because he is in a duel with the opposing player. This card there, I do not put it on the account of the nervousness “, explained the former DTN of Morocco.
The two Argentines from OM will be suspended against Nice this Wednesday, in a late match of the 11th day of Ligue 1. While Alvaro Gonzalez, Duje Caleta-Car and Arkadiusz Milik were already forfeited this weekend, Nasser Larguet risk of having to tinker. “There will surely be the return of Alvaro and that of Payet (who was suspended in Bordeaux, note). And there are young people who are waiting for their chance.”