Former Olympique de Marseille player Mathieu Valbuena spoke about the “final” against Tottenham in the Champions League on Tuesday evening at the Orange Vélodrome.
“I firmly believe in it!”
L’Olympic Marseille tomorrow night plays his survival in Champions League. Last in Group D with six points, one length behind Eintracht Frankfurt and Sporting Portugal and two units from Tottenham, the Bouches-du-Rhône club receives Spurs on Tuesday as part of the 6th and final day of the group stage. Back to the wall, the players of Igor Tudor can still snatch their ticket for the round of 16 of the competition. For this, Mattéo Guendouzi’s partners must fulfill one and only condition, namely to beat Antonio Conte’s men. In the event of a draw, the Phocaeans will still be able to dream of a runners-up in the Europa League. On the other hand, a defeat and Olympique de Marseille will be eliminated from the European scene.
Winless in four games
In the columns of the newspaper The Team, a former member of the Marseille house gave his opinion on the chances of qualification. Passed by the Canebière between 2006 and 2014 (330 games in all competitions, 38 goals), attacking midfielder Mathieu Valbuena was very confident for his ex-employer. “I firmly believe in it! Tottenham are not impressing me this season, they rely solely on Harry Kane and set pieces. I think OM have won in terms of temperament, there is personality, characters like Mbemba, Guendouzi and Sanchez”believes the current player of the Greek formation of Olympiakos.
Without success in all competitions in their last four games, Olympique de Marseille conceded a draw in Strasbourg on Saturday (2-2, 13th day of Ligue 1) and occupies fifth place in the standings with 24 points, three lengths from the podium. . For its part, Tottenham remains on a success at Bournemouth (3-2, 14th day of the Premier League) and is in third place in the hierarchy with 26 points, three lengths from Manchester City and five units from Arsenal.