Like many French coaches, Frédéric Antonetti was questioned about the judgment of Pablo Longoria, president of OM, on the lack of “model” and “identity” in French football. This Friday, the Metz coach obviously tasted it little …
With his last outing, Pablo Longoria didn’t just make friends. After Raymond Domenech (president of Unecatef), Bruno Genesio (Rennes), Rudi Garcia (Lyon) or Antoine Kombouaré (Nantes), to name a few, a new Ligue 1 coach has had little taste of the intervention of the president of Olympique de Marseille in the Iberian daily El País, Monday. Questioned at a press conference this Friday, Frédéric Antonetti attacked the Spanish leader. Without tweezers.
“Longoria? What has he done in his life? I am willing to listen to Ancelotti when he comes to France, to say things, I want to listen to Tuchel coming to France and to us. say things, I want to listen to the Monaco coach (Niko Kovac) and tell us things, I want to listen to the great players who come to France and who have experienced other championships, and I accept them willingly. But Longoria … “, quipped the Metz coach in front of the media.
“From experience, I know how his story in Marseille will end”
Before tackling more directly Pablo Longoria, mentioning a projection of the technical secretary of Valencia, Vincente, who last year had attacked the Spaniard virulently in an interview with the Cadena Ser. “I think one of the Valencia leaders called him a ‘coward’ and a ‘liar’? If they said that about me, I wouldn’t be very proud, Antonetti continued. get into the controversy. I don’t argue with people like that. It’s people from new football, meteorites who arrive, who change club every year. From experience, I know how his history in Marseille will be finish. I can write to him if he wants. “
Questioned at length by El País on the level of Ligue 1 clubs in the European Cup and training in France, the president of OM had notably criticized the absence of a “model” in French football, still in search of his “identity”.