“A miracle” to come for OM? The great prediction

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By: Manu Tournoux

A former French international spoke about the short-term future of Olympique de Marseille.

Despite a delicate week marked by the first two defeats of the Gasset era, Olympique de Marseille is on the verge of an exciting end to the season.

The Marseille club is still in the race to secure a qualifying place for a European Cup. Above all, OM will have a Europa League quarter-final to play against Benfica Lisbon. An adversary on his ropes according to Jérôme Rothen.

“OM has something to play for in the European Cup”

“We need a miracle in the European Cup. It’s the luck of the draw and it can enhance their end of the season, said the ex-French international. When you see that they struggled against Toulouse… (…) OM has something to play for in the European Cup. They must find freshness at that time.”

Rothen, however, tempered his optimism by mentioning the deadlines in Ligue 1. “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”.

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