Gattuso has difficulty digesting OM’s defeat in Brighton


By: Manu Tournoux

The Marseille coach had little taste of his team’s defeat on the Brighton pitch on Thursday evening during the C3 group match.

While they were undefeated until then, the Marseillais ended their Europa League group stage with a defeat. On the field of Brighton, their pursuer in the standings, they lost by conceding a goal in the very last minutes of the game. An outcome which particularly annoyed their trainer Gennaro Gattuso.

Gattuso was furious

When at the end of the match he was presented to the Italian coach with the prospect of being able to challenge AC Milan in the play-offs next February, he responded in a furious tone: “Do you think I’m thinking about Milan this evening? I’m thinking of Clermont and Montpellier, that’s all. Defeat hurts me now. We’ll see. We’ll fall on whoever we fall on, I don’t have a preference.”

The Marseillais will be set on their next opponent on Monday. In addition to Milan, they risk drawing other big players from Europe like Benfica Lisbon, Galatasaray or Feyenoord.

Although he was frustrated by the setback, Gattuso still insisted that he had little to reproach his men for. “We didn’t make a defensive block without ever trying to get out. We took risks. We didn’t spend the game waiting. We didn’t play to make it 0-0. We tried “. An opinion that is not necessarily verified by the figures. On the Seagulls’ pitch, OM didn’t have a single shot on target in 90 minutes.

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