Robert Pirès’ prediction for OM – Villarreal


By: Manu Tournoux

Former French international Robert Pirès shared his prediction for Thursday’s clash between OM and Villarreal.

In the round of 16 of the Europa League, OM take on Villarreal on Thursday evening (at 9 p.m.). A great confrontation and one that a certain Robert Pirès will follow with a particular eye. He knows both clubs very well having worn their colors when he was a player.

The 98 world champion was invited on Thursday to give his opinion on this captivating match. His response, at the Canal+ microphone, was as follows: “It’s going to be a spectacular match. OM is doing better since the arrival of Gasset. And Villarreal, with its philosophy of offering beautiful football. A good face to face. But Villarreal remains solid and complicated to play. »

Pirès predicts a spectacular match

Pirès then wanted to salute Jean-Louis Gasset for the way in which he was able to transfigure the Olympian team: “Today, we have a coach with a certain experience. And the players buy into what he offers. There were three victories. And these matches, you have to win them.”

He then concluded by specifying that the hardest part is still to come. “It’s going to get tougher in terms of the schedule, and the real test is against the Spaniards”. Next Thursday, OM will be revealing the Yellow Submarine. And missteps are prohibited.

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