“It’s going to be hot, compared to the last statements he made about the club. Honestly, it made us want to play a big match on Thursday even more. They will all have to be ready because we are not going to give them an easy match.”

This speech, signed Amine Harit, says a lot about the resentment of certain players of theOlympic Marseille towards Marcelino. Short-lived coach of the club at the start of the season, the Spanish technician returns to the Vélodrome with the costume of coach of Villarreal, this Thursday evening, in the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League (kick-off at 9 p.m.).

“Totally ridiculous”

For former French international Jérôme Rothen, the tone used by Amine Harit is totally laughable. “The settling of scores is totally ridiculous. Getting involved in Marcelino’s start to the season, when he was coming back from injury.”

“I think Marcelino gave him confidence after a serious injury. Harit had Marcelino’s trust. Furthermore, we know why Marcelino left. Today they say it’s a betrayal, but he’s the only one who paid for everything that happened.”, thundered the RMC Sport consultant. It remains to be seen how Marcelino will be received by the public at the Vélodrome.