Thierry Laurey savored the draw obtained by Strasbourg at OM (1-1) this Friday at the opening of the 35th day of Ligue 1. The Alsatian technician appreciated the efficiency of his team in front of the opposing goal.
Not necessarily the best in the game, Strasbourg came very close to leaving Marseille with a victory and three very important points in the fight for maintenance. After a goal from Dario Benedetto in the last minutes, the Alsatian club was finally content with a draw (1-1) at the opening of the 35th day of Ligue 1. A result which is sufficient for the happiness of Thierry Laurey.
“I don’t know how to qualify OM’s victory in the first leg. It wasn’t even lucky, it was miraculous but it happened. Today we could have done the same thing, leading one to zero and succeed in finishing the match in front, reacted the coach of the RCS after the meeting during his visit to a press conference. If we are there today, it is because we were not efficient at the start of the season. We try to fill it. We have been much more consistent since the recovery in January. We do things that stick. It’s getting better and better. It’s not always ultra sexy but it is is effective and that is what we are asked to maintain. “
Laurey: “Not here to show off”
Fifteenth in Ligue 1 with 38 points in 35 games, Strasbourg has seven lengths ahead of the red zone and the play-off place held by Nantes. Certainly the RCS did not particularly shine in the game, but Thierry Laurey’s priority was above all not to return empty-handed from the Vélodrome. Mission accomplished, and too bad for the show.
“We are not here to show off, we are not here to please the public or viewers, again let go of the Strasbourg coach. We are here to be efficient. What I want is eleven guys on the field which is spent for each other and who manage to make three passes and do not lose balls unnecessarily or have fun playing together.
And to conclude rather satisfied the state of mind displayed by his players on the lawn of the Vélodrome: “If you are not happy when you play in the stadium of OM you have to change jobs quickly, this is not the case. It is not possible, even without an audience. We do not do everything right, we still have things to work on but we are united. This is what is important in the home stretch. “