Party of OM for Sassuolo last October, Maxime Lopez followed the misadventures of his former comrades in the Champions League, with a small heartache.
Loaned and then transferred to Sassuolo since October 2020, Maxime Lopez is no longer an OM player, but he remains a lover. And as such, the midfielder has continued to closely follow the adventures of his ex-comrades this season. The adventures, and often the misadventures, as the Marseille season has been complicated. Especially in the Champions League, with a sad record of a victory for five defeats in the fall.
“I think the European campaign killed the team, observes Lopez in an interview with La Provence published on Thursday. This Champions League has done more harm than anything else to OM.”
“This loss record story has put a lot of pressure on the players’ shoulders.”
So much so … that he doesn’t regret missing it. “I would have loved playing it, but honestly, I was finally happy not to be there, even though I had compassion for my ex-teammates, he says. a bad pressure on the shoulders of the players. We did not see a team which took pleasure in playing. Be careful, I say that because I was away. Maybe if I had played, I didn’t could not have done better. But for me, those poor results in the Champions League were the trigger. “
In addition, the former “kid” does not fail to pay tribute to Rudi Garcia, the coach who launched him into the deep end, the one to whom he owes “almost everything”. “Not only because he made me play, develops Lopez. Certainly, he launched me, but he also taught me the trade of footballer. He made sure that I did not take the big head. “