Gattuso’s rant


By: Manu Tournoux

If Olympique de Marseille scored a fourth victory in a row on Sunday, winning 4-2 on the Lorient pitch, Gennaro Gattuso did not like what he saw.

Olympique de Marseille is definitely in good spirits. Four days after their great victory against Olympique Lyonnais, the Ciel et Blanc did it again in Lorient at the end of the 15e day of Ligue 1. Carried by the verve of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, author of a new double, the Marseillais won 4-2 at Moustoir, securing a fourth success in a row. However, Gennaro Gattuso made a face at the end of the meeting. The fault lies in a second period unrelated to the start of his troops’ fantastic match.

The Italian technician also let out a rant at half-time while his troops had already lowered their tone at the end of the first period. “It’s really hard to explain. he confided after the match about the two faces displayed by his players. I told them I wasn’t really happy. There are quite a few aspects that we need to improve. We finish this match with ten men… it’s our mentality that we must change.”

The first signs of irritation therefore appeared in the first period when his troops led 3-0. “There were lots of things that I didn’t like, it’s a question of mentality, I’ve been repeating it for several days, he explained. We really need to improve this aspect. Football is always difficult to explain. What I see is that we played very well and that things could change because we didn’t do the right thing in terms of mentality. »

Words to which Jordan Veretout subscribes, who had difficulty fully enjoying this fourth victory in a row. “We had a very good first period. But we must not be satisfied with that, because our second half does not reflect what we want and what we can do. It’s a shame. Now, we will remember the first period and its quality, but we must succeed in doing that over 90 minutes, he whispered into the Prime Video microphone. We are in this 3-4-1-2 system. We showed it against Lyon (3-0) and this evening also in the first period. We manage to find ourselves well, to look for them high and we feel safe behind them. But, as the coach said, we must not be satisfied with that. At 4-3, the match would have been very different. »

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