Held in check by OM at home this Saturday with the MHSC (3-3), Montpellier coach Michel Der Zakarian was satisfied with the result and explained that he had “nothing to envy the others” a few days before ‘a perilous trip to Lille.
The scenario of the match against OM (3-3) and the late equalizer of Gaëtan Laborde (90th + 3) undoubtedly influences Der Zakarian in his post-match analysis. “We keep the dynamic of points, we advance all the time,” says the Hérault coach.
Thanks to this draw, Montpellier continues its series, he who has not lost since January 30 and therefore remains on 10 games without loss in Ligue 1 (4 wins, 6 draws).
A record that allows Montpellier to stay in the race for 5th place, qualifying at least for the Conference League, since OM (6th) and Lens (5th) are only three lengths, even if the Sang et Or have one more game to play this Sunday against Lorient. A series which their coach can not imagine ending against the leader next weekend: “we must continue even if we go to Lille on Friday”.
In Lille, Der Zakarian hopes for the “same state of mind”
Precisely, Der Zakarian also evokes in the wake of this crazy match the ingredients that his players will have to put on the occasion of the MHSC’s trip to Lille: “we will have to put the state of mind that we have set today but being even more solid behind, they have a very, very good offensive armada too. [À l’aller], we had a very big game at home even if we had lost with also miraculous saves by their goalkeeper in the last minutes. “
Finally, the Montpellier coach believes that his team is not particularly inferior to its direct competitors: “We have nothing to envy the others, afterwards we have to play well together and make full matches from start to finish, this that we did well today, even if we wasted a bit in the last five minutes of the first half “.
The Hérault people have five days to prepare for this crucial meeting in the race for Europe. A duel which will also be decisive for the Mastiffs in the race for the title of champion of France.