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The President of Strasbourg puts pressure on Marseille!

Saturday evening, Marseille will receive Strasbourg in a boiling velodrome for a capital match for the Olympians. It will absolutely be necessary to obtain a result to qualify at least in LDC, a poor performance could make Marseille lose everything. Before this “final”, Marc Keller, the Strasbourg president, in an interview with the daily sports newspaper, put pressure on OM.

The fight for the podium finally lasted until the last day. While Olympique de Marseille was comfortably in second place in the standings a few weeks ago with a 6-point lead over its competitors, the club no longer has its destiny in its hands after the recent underperformances. which allowed Monaco to steal second place from Marseille. The defeat in Rennes last weekend was a blow to Sampaoli’s men who saw the Bretons come back to 3 points from their 3rd place but with a better goal difference, a Rennes victory on Saturday combined with an OM defeat would eject the OM from the podium.

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Pressure on OM and not on Strasbourg?

The last match of the season will therefore be at stake for the Olympians. With the reception of Strasbourg, solid and surprising 5th this season, OM have no room for error and will have to put out a great match against an Alsatian team which has solid references this season. Especially since there will be a sporting challenge for Julien Stéphan’s men who will want a result to keep their place in the top 5 and qualify for the Europa League. A few days before this shock match, Marc Keller, the president of the RCS granted an interview to the media sports daily in which he looks back on this crazy match that awaits his team. For the Alsatian leader, the pressure will only be on the shoulders of Marseille:

“For the game on Saturday? It is clear that Strasbourg has nothing to lose. Unlike OM, who spent most of the season in second place. The Stadium will be packed. The pressure is on OM. For us, it’s a great game to play (…) I asked Julien Stephan the same thing as Thierry Laurey. Apart from the maintenance of course, the priority objective is not the classification, but to fill the stadium, with a dynamic team to have a happy public. » Marc Keller – Source: The Daily Sport (19/05/2022)

Perrin one of Keller’s big shots?

In this magnificent Strasbourg season, there are players who have particularly shone during this financial year 2021/2022. Among them, we find Lucas Perrin, who arrived straight from Marseille on loan with a mandatory purchase option at 1.5 million euros. The central defender is having a full season under the orders of Stéphan. Marc Keller did not fail to congratulate himself on this “nice shot”:

“I was talking to you about the environment, confidence… Would Lucas Perrin have evolved under the same conditions at OM as at Strasbourg this season? It’s easier to have playing time in Strasbourg, and therefore to progress, to gain confidence, than at OM… ” Marc Keller – Source: The daily sports newspaper (05/19/2022) Read also: Mercato OM: The astonishing rumor, the Tigers ready to replace Thauvin with Payet?

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