Marcelino warns OM


By: Manu Tournoux

Despite conceding 4-0 in the first leg, Marcelino still believes Villarreal is capable of overthrowing OM in the Europa League.

A week after the 4-0 at the Stade Vélodrome, Villarreal hosts Olympique de Marseille on Thursday evening in the round of 16 second leg of the Europa League. A meeting where the Spanish club will initially try to show a better face than during the first act.

“We were really far from the mark. We want to win this return match, we want to prove that the difference between the two teams is not as big as in the first leg.confided Marcelino at a press conference, relays L’Equipe.

At the same time, the former OM coach still hopes for a reversal of the situation from his team, and believes that the move is playable, with a little success. “We have to show our best version if we want to beat OM. I think we have the ability to balance this match on our pitch, with our audience. Afterwards, you will have to be good at finishing on both sides. Marseille had total efficiency in the first leg: in their first four situations, they scored three times. If we manage to show similar effectiveness, you never know. And we will have to rediscover this pride which has been affected”advocates Marcelino.

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