OM: Sampaoli’s plan against PSG – football

Before hosting Paris Saint-Germain at Stade Vlodrome on Sunday, Jorge Sampaoli spoke of his ambitions for this Classic. The OM coach will want to control the ball.

Sampaoli at a press conference

Olympique de Marseille has an appointment with Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday (8:45 p.m.), at the end of the 11th day of Ligue 1, for the long-awaited Classic. Two days before this meeting, Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli won his team’s chances against the Parisians.

It is true that they are showing real consistency in the championship and in the European Cup. This team is fit for a. But there are a lot of clues that lead us to believe that something can be done against them. It’s up to us to take advantage of the opportunities we will have during this match. We have a lot of respect for this team but, like our supporters, we have hope , assured the OM coach at a press conference.

OM want to be inspired by the match against Lazio

OM have the opportunity to play against the best players, we will have to apply ourselves and raise our level of play. Even if we only have 48 hours to prepare for this match , recognized the Argentine technician, the day after the draw of his team on the lawn of Lazio Rome (0-0), in the Europa League. Paris SG, who played Tuesday against RB Leipzig (3-2) in the Champions League, will have two additional days of rest.

It remains to be seen how the organizations of Marseille players will respond, three days after a match in Italy which is quite hard physically. A meeting from which Sampaoli wants to be inspired to compete with Paris: When we see the work done yesterday against Lazio, we want to stay in this idea. We had decided that Ciro Immobile and the other Italian attackers would touch few balls and would not come very close to our surface. We had control of the ball, we will try to do a bit of the same thing on Sunday.

Sampaoli wants to control the ball

Faced with journalists, Sampaoli insisted on his plan to pose problems for Paris: to leave the opponent’s ball as little as possible. We will have to control the ball, the loss of the ball too. Paris goes very fast with a lot of individual abilities. You will have to defend with the ball. If the opponent succeeds in skipping our pressing, it’s more complicated , admitted the Argentinian. Playing against Mbapp is complicated. Any loss of bullet can be fatal. We are talking about Mbapp, Messi, Di Maria (Neymar is uncertain, editor’s note) … They can change the course of a match at any time.

Three years after the end of their collaboration with the Argentine team, Sampaoli and Lionel Messi will meet again on the lawn of the Stade Vlodrome. If the understanding between the two men was not idyllic, the technician remains in admiration of the six-fold Ballon d’Or, logically designated as one of the most dangerous elements on the Parisian side. We have to make sure that Leo Messi is far from our goal. If he’s close, we all know he has the ability to hurt us a lot. The best way to stop such a player is to control the game , he repeated. A whole program against a PSG which we know the quality of conservation of the ball.

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