As against PSG, André Villas-Boas wanted to try to evolve without real number 9 against ASSE. But OM lost on their lawn at the Vélodrome (0-2). Here are the reactions of the two coaches of the meeting.
André Villas-Boas (Téléfoot) : “The responsibility is still mine. The plan didn’t work because we didn’t have depth and Saint-Étienne, like Paris, knew how to hurry us with our fake number 9, Max (Maxime Lopez).
We entered the game badly. It’s a bit terrible to see the Vélodrome empty. Saint-Étienne was swift. We were much better in the second half but the second goal killed the game. “
Claude Puel (Téléfoot): “What was important was to take the 3 points. To come and win in Marseille, we put the right ingredients. We had to break points and then we lost in serenity.
It’s a real satisfaction. AT measure of events, we adapted. In 2-3 situations, the Marseille could have equalized but we were able to show mental freshness.
We wanted to play, to go get them. I regret, I ask a lot, that we lose the thread a little, because we should have done much more badly, but it is a young team. I know that we can do even better in terms of mastery, fluidity. “