OM, a “not good” team, but Rothen believes in it


By: Manu Tournoux

The sports consultant considers that OM can easily beat Benfica in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, despite the weakness of their level of play.

Last Friday the draw for the quarter-finals of the Europa League was held. The last French representative in this competition, Olympique de Marseille, inherited Benfica. Jean-Louis Gasset's men can consider themselves lucky, knowing that they could have fallen on Liverpool, AC Milan or even AS Roma.

Jérôme Rothen plans a great adventure for the Marseille club. “We need a miracle in the European Cup. It's the luck of the draw and it can enhance their end of the season. When you see that they struggled against Toulouse… OM have something to play for in the European Cup. They must find freshness at that time”declared the sports consultant on the airwaves of RMC.

“This Marseille team is not good”

“OM in the championship cannot be sure of ending like a cannonball. They're coming from too far away. When I see Benfica against Toulouse… Maybe they looked down on them, but Marseille are totally capable of eliminating Benfica. This Marseille team is not good but they eliminated Villarreal”recalls the former attacking midfielder.

Marseille will travel to Benfica, at the Estádio da Luz on April 11, for the quarter-final first leg of the Europa League. The return match will take place a week later at the Stade Vélodrome. Between these two meetings, the Marseille club will face OGC Nice for the 29th day of Ligue 1.

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