shared between “regret, incomprehension, nervousness and anger” after the elimination of OM in the group stage of the Champions League Tuesday, Mathieu Valbuena scratched the choices “debatable” and the changes “incomprehensible” by Igor Tudor in a meeting according to SoFoot Wednesday.
“When you play the game of the year and you don’t bring in (Dmitri) Payet … Even if he is not in great shape, at the end of the match like this, he can make the difference on a free kick, or on a gesture, regrets the former Marseille midfielder (2006-2014), who played 37 C1 matches with OM. Same: going out (Jonathan) clause for (Issa) Kaboré, without blaming him, was not the wisest choice. When you set your sights on a match that conditions your season, the future of your club, these choices leave you perplexed. »
“That the players were not made aware of the Frankfurt result, it’s lunar”
Valbuena is also surprised by the lack of communication fatal to OM in the last minutes, when a draw would have been enough to lock in third place. “That the players were not made aware of the Frankfurt result is moonlight, plague the Olympiakos player. It is professional misconduct. Even if we want to play the qualification, at this time, we must secure at least the place in C3. It would have been a disappointment, but also a lesser evil. Result this morning: OM have nothing, apart from the tail between the two legs. »