The crisis at OM, the performance of its executives and his contract extension, André Villas-Boas did not evade any subject in front of the press on Monday.
OM hit rock bottom on Saturday bowing at home to Nîmes, then the elite’s red lantern (1-2). This setback gave rise to a huge blast from President Eyraud, Sunday at the Commanderie. Intervention that André Villas-Boas appreciated. “He spoke on behalf of the club and that is important. For the dynamics of the group, it is important that the president is present! The Portuguese technician also revealing that the word was thus able to be released within his workforce.
“The only good thing to take away from this defeat is that it made us speak up, and bring out a bit of everything that had accumulated. I hope to finish the season, that we stay focused to achieve the goals. But there is a lot of frustration over this loss. […] Everyone took the floor, especially the captains. We all had to look at each other in a mirror to do better. It is not possible to lose a match like that, against a team from Nîmes which was having a bad time. “
“Dario abuses a little”
Particularly disappointing during this meeting, Dimitri Payet and Florian Thauvin were able to express themselves. “I had them both in my office, Steve (Mandanda, note) too. But it stays between us. We need these three top players to perform well this season. The position of captain is also to speak up and say things, as they did. Now, we hope that there will be an effect on sports performances. Compared to the match against PSG, they were perfect, then it was the surprise against Nîmes. But both have already shown that they can do much better. “
Dario benedetto, still clumsy Saturday in the zone of truth, is obviously not spared. “Dario, he’s a bit abusive with misfires in front of goal, but he’s still looking for his best level. I can help him do a lot better! “This by signing up over time with OM, once and for all? “Now is not the time,” retorts the former Porto or Chelsea strategist. “I don’t have a problem with that, I’m waiting for the management, otherwise, if we get to the end, we get to the end… I’m 100% in this project until June. Normally, this type of thing (contract extension, editor’s note) should happen over a good period. This is not the case today. We provided a poor performance in the Champions League, and at that time, we do not have the right to think of an extension. I am not concerned with this. “And to assure, for those who doubted it:” I think I have a good connection with the group. There is a good relationship between us. There is no doubt about that aspect. “
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