Harit launches hostilities before reunion with Marcelino


By: Manu Tournoux

This is the match that everyone is waiting for at Olympique de Marseille. This Thursday, as part of the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League, the Marseille club hosts the Spanish club Villarreal at the Stade Vélodrome.

A match which promises to be heated and which will be marked by the return to Marseille of Marcelino for the first time since his departure from the club at the start of the season.

Several weeks ago, the Spanish technician did not hesitate to criticize the Marseille club during an interview with the newspaper l’Équipe. “My very short experience makes me think that this is a club where creating a project is absolutely impossible. »

Comments which made Marseille players including Amine Harit react this Sunday in the show Telefoot. For the Moroccan attacking midfielder, Villarreal will have to be ready for the fight that the Phocaeans will wage.

“His words gave us even more desire and motivation to play a big match. They will all have to be ready because we are not going to give them an easy match,” did he declare. The match is on for both sides.

OM confident before this shock

Olympique de Marseille will approach this meeting with maximum confidence. Since the arrival of Jean-Louis Gasset, the Olympians have changed their face and are more conquering. This Saturday evening, the Marseillais largely won against Clermont as part of the 24th day of Ligue 1 with a score of 5 goals to 1. A game which did good to the squad who will slowly turn towards the match against Villarreal.

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