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The likely line-up of OM to face Toulouse

The announced absences and the indications given by Igor Tudor this Wednesday at a press conference make it possible to release an eleven Olympians who will very likely receive Toulouse this Thursday at the Vélodrome (9pm).

Eric Bailly will be on the bench while Mattéo Guendouzi is out (ankle). As expected, Gerson is absent at the start.

Probable composition:

Lopez – Mbemba, Balerdi, Gigot – Clauss, Rongier, Gueye (or Veretout), Tavares – Under, Sanchez, Payet (cap)


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End of the press conference

See you on Thursday at 21.00 for the match between OM and Toulouse at the Vélodrome!

Tudor requires two 30-minute periods

“I’m always in favor of improvements in football. Changes always come late, if there could be two 30-minute periods of effective playing time… In France, I think I’d like to see more VAR. In our matches, never a The referee was revoked by VAR, it is something that is unthinkable. Two or three fouls could have been avoided if there had been VAR. I find it really strange. The last example is in Monaco with Balerdi’s penalty. It is the only point where I think it would be good with some improvements’.

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Tudor on his band

“If I make an assessment of how the players behave now and at the start of the season, they are two different worlds. My attribute is very simple: to dictate the line they must follow. The players are professionals and paid to do , what I want. Some players may not be used to it and need time to adjust. I think I have a good group of players who want to work. It would be idyllic to think that a group of 25 players can have the same mentality”.

Tudor sur Bailly

“We made him a special program, he had too many injuries. He has been back for a week, he will be on the bench tomorrow. He needs continuity. We hope he can play more, he has many qualities. We must succeed in exploiting them, and he finds a good rhythm”.

Tudor at Toulouse

“I think we must expect a very difficult match. There is no match where I did not think it was easy, whether it was for the trip to Paris or the reception of Ajaccio. The players are ready, can not waiting to get back to work, even if the rhythm is a little lacking. There is the desire not to disappoint the public, it’s always a pleasure”.

Tudor on his personal record

“All coaches hope to have an exceptional second half. I do analysis on a daily basis, we make all mistakes, they can be analyzed every week. It’s a fascinating club but also difficult to live with. We did a good job because that he was very good, it would have required two more goals: against Tottenham and Lens. We would still be in the Champions League and certainly second in the championship. We are trying to improve all the time.”

Tudor on Gerson

“You know the situation. Yes, he’s about to leave”.

Starting a new championship?

“No, we have 4-5 months of work behind us, I see it more like a normal Christmas holiday, except that it lasted longer”.

Tudor on the choice to strengthen in the attack

“It is a request taken together with the club, it is a matter of fact. It is normal that we have to recruit quality players who are able to score. If we had been able to get a few more goals, we would have been in a better situation.” .

Tudor sur Payet

“He scored some great goals, I always thought he was important even though he didn’t play. We had to make choices in terms of attacking numerically. With Harit’s injury and the choices we made on Suarez and Gerson, we may have to make changes”.

Tudur announces the Guendouzi pack

“It’s not a problem, back to reality. Mattéo (Guendouzi) has an ankle problem and is not in the group, Jordan (Veretout) is. The players are used to playing no matter when”.

Tudor on the WC and the preparation

“I didn’t follow the World Cup that much, except when Croatia played. The preparations were good. We did quality work, peacefully. There were a certain number of players missing. We can get back on the right foot, the players are looking forward to playing”.

Place in Tudor

The Croatian coach for OM arrives on shift for a press conference.


“He will have a very important role in the second half of the season. He is our captain, he has qualities on and off the pitch. We all know how well he can score, make assists, be decisive. We are very happy to got it.”

Kolasinac on tactics

“I prefer not to talk about tactics. We play three at the back, it feels good. With each game we feel stronger. There can always be situations that arise, changes during the game”.

Kolasinac on World Cup arbitration

“There can be tackles where you play the ball. We always have help from VAR, but it’s hard to call a foul if you play the ball. It’s a physical sport, it’s just that it’s duels. Some referees let play, others prefer to whistle immediately. At the end of the day, football is a contact sport”.

Kolasinac best at centre-back?

“According to our style, it is better to play central defender. The coach put me in this position, I agree with that”.

Kolasinac at the Velodrome

“I’ve played in many stadiums. When we play sold out here, I’ve hardly seen it anywhere else, it’s a special feeling. I’m really happy to be an OM player and not the opponent. There’s a lot of noise, pressure it us to give the maximum”.

Kolasinac on his post

“There has been a system change this season. The coach has put me as much as a left central defender as a left back. Every time I feel good. The coach decides, but it’s positive for me. C is a good start to the season “.

Kolasinac on holiday gambling

“I’m used to playing in this period, it can be a bit special for players who are new to it. But you have to stay focused on the match.”

Kolasinac on the preparation

“In the summer we have more days of reproduction, the preparations are more intense. We worked on the tactical and physical level with difficult friendlies. The work remains the same”.

Kolasinac on the mend

“We are very happy that this is the start of the second half of the season. We have prepared well, especially in Marbella. We still have goals, the last two games are positive, we want to continue this momentum. It will be a difficult opponent. We will start well, we will try to do the best”.

Kolasinac on his goal in Monaco

“I really enjoyed the World Cup, it was beautiful to watch. I’m sad that Guendouzi and Veretout didn’t come back with the Cup. I’m very happy when I scored in the last seconds (in Monaco). Two-three weeks before it’s difficult for me. I had a similar situation against Tottenham where I hadn’t managed to score. I was very upset. It’s a nice revenge.”

Kolasinac has arrived

The Marseille defender sits at the desk in the press room and talks.

Only two absent from OM collective training

All the Marseille players are present this Wednesday afternoon at the collective training in the Commanderie, except for Mattéo Guendouzi, who stayed indoors, and Gerson, who trains on the sidelines of the collective and at often different times compared to the rest of the group .

Note the presence of Éric Bailly with all his teammates, the one who used the World Cup break to follow a specific program to heal and strengthen his thigh. Jordan Veretout, who returned at the start of the week, also takes part in the session.

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Hi every one !

Welcome to our page to follow OM coach Igor Tudor’s press briefing. He will speak to reporters from 2.45pm this Wednesday, on the eve of the match against Toulouse scheduled for Thursday (9pm) at the Vélodrome. Sead Kolasinac will also appear in front of the microphones.

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