Jorge Sampaoli, Marseille coach, reacted to OM’s defeat against Galatasaray, synonymous with elimination in the Europa League.
OM pulled out of the Europa League by Galatasaray
A victory was imperative for Marseille to keep its chances of qualifying for the eighth of the Europa League. Corn OM deprived of Dimitri Payet, Valentin Rongier (suspended) and Cengiz Ünder fell on the lawn of Galatasaray on Thursday. This defeat (4-2) against the Istanbul club put an end to Marseille’s dream of qualifying in C3. For Jorge Sampaoli, his team was already in an unfavorable waiver after its underperformance during the first four days. The Marseille club remained on four draws before going to Istanbul. “It’s a disappointment. We hoped to qualify and finish first. But the qualification was lost before, in other matches where we did not know how to concretize our superiority. We arrived here with the obligation to win and we very quickly found ourselves led 2-0 “, notes the Marseille coach quoted by The team.
Sampaoli’s optimism for the rest of the season
Disappointed with the premature elimination ofOlympic Marseille, Jorge Sampaoli remains optimistic nonetheless. The OM coach believes that his team is able to keep their third place in their group. A position which would then ensure Marseille to be transferred to the Europa Conference Conference. Against Lokomotiv Moscow, the Marseille tactician intends to play the blow fully to stay in the European Cup. The Marseille club have a two-unit lead before receiving their Russian opponent at the Vélodrome in two weeks. “The most important thing for this young group now is to think about tomorrow and to continue to build itself. Otherwise the project will not be able to function […] No matter which European Cup comes before us, we want to play it. But we will have to improve, ”says“ El Pelado ”.