Despite some satisfactory passages, particularly in the first half hour, Olympique de Marseille returned empty-handed from Monaco on Saturday evening (3-2).
For the first appearance of Gennaro Gattuso and as Olympian coach, OM demonstrated a good quality of play and good intentions, particularly with regard to pressing. However, this was not enough to bring back points from the Stade Louis II.
After the meeting, Jonathan Clauss expressed his frustration with what the Phocaeans were saying regarding the point of view of the replays: “ This is what is particularly frustrating. We started the match well, we applied the right strategies, we did things right“, believes the right side. “ We led once, but we were equalized due to a careless mistake. We did the job, we led 2-1, but again, from a free kick where we weren’t paying attention, we responded and left space to concede that goal. »
“We try to play as high as possible”
The former Lens player affirms that the Olympians did their best to take into account the instructions of their new coach: “ The coach tried to put things in place that we try to apply as much as possible, he admits. “ We try to play as high as possible. The rapid response and efforts are intense, but continuing to expand. We’re trying to put things together as quickly as possible because there’s something to accomplish, I think. It’s not like it’s anything other than perfect. We are frustrated with the result, but we have to continue this momentum and if we continue to push ourselves like this, things will eventually turn around.. »
A defensive game which has face against OM and which is permanently in Monaco as a beneficiary of offensive transitions. Gennaro Gattuso will have little time to work with his team, as the Ciel et Blanc will be in action on Thursday to face Brighton on the second day of the Europa League.