Monaco lacks “efficiency” according to Clément
Philippe Clément on Monaco’s current form, ahead of the Europa League’s eighth comeback against Braga: “The positive things: there are several details. Until now, we had almost every game in which we lost, more “chances and more the ball than the opponent.” The most important thing is efficiency. When we have it, we win matches. We can do more in the finish. You have to be combative. After the game against Strasbourg, “I was frustrated and disappointed. We need players who are winners, who do their best to win. Those are the things I want to see tomorrow, but I’m confident.”
Monaco: Clément “doesn’t need the strength of others”
When AS Monaco coach Philippe Clément was asked at a press conference on Wednesday about the support of his sporting director Paul Mitchell, he showed a combative face. “I don’t need the strength of others. I have faith in my players, in the club’s project, which we talked about at the end of December. I want to develop young players. We had special circumstances from the start, with injuries and covid cases but also circumstances during competitions. The players have not handled the situation in Strasbourg well because a lot has happened in recent weeks. We’ve talked to the players about that, we’re dealing with the things we have no control over.”
“Everything is done to make things go wrong”
BFM Marseille guest this Wednesday morning, Jacques Cardoze, communications director for OM, advised Marseille fans not to go to Basel, where “they will not be able to attend the match”.
OM attacks FC Basel for the management of supporters
Olympique de Marseille denounces the communication of FC Basel, his next opponent on Thursday in the round of 16 of the Conference League, about the journey of Marseille supporters to Switzerland.
“Olympique de Marseille denounces FC Basel’s contradictory information about the reception of its supporters, on the occasion of the return leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League, next Thursday in Switzerland, the text states. By publishing new ticketing procedures on its website yesterday afternoon reserved to the supporters of Marseille, while denying them access to the visitors’ car park, which was nevertheless planned during the preparatory meetings, FC Basel has created an organizational context that is illegible, unique and dangerous.
Visitor parking remains the best option to ensure the safety of our supporters, as provided for every trip and in every stadium in Europe. Under the current circumstances, fans should feel alone. We ask FC Basel for the umpteenth time to consult with the Basel police and to reconsider its position to provide the best reception conditions.
PSG: Neymar returns to Paris after his stay in Barcelona
After being whistled through part of the Parc des Princes during PSG’s win over Bordeaux on Sunday in Ligue 1 (3-0), Neymar headed to Barcelona to see his son in particular. After this short stay in Catalonia, the Brazilian international took a plane this Tuesday morning from El Prat airport to return to Paris. Mauricio Pochettino’s players meet in the afternoon at Camp des Loges for training. They travel to Monaco on Sunday for their next league game (13.00).
Nantes: Pallois and Traoré absent for a month
Hit in the win over Troyes on Saturday in Ligue 1 (0-1), Nicolas Pallois passed exams today. The Nantes defender has suffered a sprained internal lateral ligament. His absence is estimated at a month. He will be fit for the Coupe de France final on May 7 against Nice. Same injury for Charles Traoré, also hit against Estac, and absent for the same length of time.
For Andrei Girotto it is less serious. It’s clearly a bruise on the foot.
PSG have decided to file complaints after the offending tags
As announced by Le Parisien, PSG made the decision to file a complaint after the discovery of abusive tags at Camp des Loges or Parc des Princes on Monday. The management had initially decided not to intervene, but revised its position.
Le Parisien is calling for the filing of three complaints, one in Saint-Germain-en-Laye and two in Paris.
PSG: Rothen understands anger and whistling from supporters
Former PSG midfielder Jérôme Rothen perfectly understood the ire of the Paris fans during the game against Bordeaux.
“I understand the whistles, we’ve all been there. There’s no need to be called Messi or Neymar. It’s a way of expressing yourself when people aren’t happy, we have to respect it,” the left-hander said on the show. Rothen ignites This Monday. When people whistle, when the Park unanimously whistles such and such a player, it’s because they’ve been swallowing snakes since the beginning of the year. People don’t whistle to whistle for Neymar and Lionel Messi.”
And the Dream Team member RMC Sport continues: “Why people whistled Neymar and Lionel Messi more than the others, because we expect more from them. We expect ten times, fifteen or even fifty times more from these players. Their number one mistake in Real’s elimination is the achievement of Neymar and Messi as we expect them to make differences regarding their status Neymar made Barcelona win once he even let Paris win if he manages to be on the pitch and not outside for 50% of the games. Lionel Messi made Barcelona win for years. They deserved this status, but today it is not enough.”
OM supporters allowed in Basel?
While the cantonal police of Basel-City decided last week to close the visitor parking lot for Basel-OM in the Conference League on Thursday evening, the Swiss club indicated on Monday that Marseille supporters will finally be authorized… in the other parts of the stadium. “Wearing badges in the colors of OM will be possible in these sectors,” even the Swiss formation specifies.
As a reminder, the first leg of last week’s first leg was marked by some overflows around the Vélodrome.
But in reality, the talks between OM, FC Basel and UEFA continue. For the time being, the mediation requested by the Public Prosecution Service has not been successful because the club and the Swiss police are still refusing to set up a real visitor parking space. And UEFA isn’t really taking a stance. The OM cannot imagine that the 1,500 supporters planned for this trip run the risk of being mixed with other spectators without the safety conditions that are those of a more traditional parking lot. The Public Prosecution Service even fears that the current solution is more risky and does not understand the logic of the Swiss club and the authorities at all.
FC Basel has a particularly hard-to-manage ultra-fringe and OM, which also has quite “hot” supporters, wants its fans’ movement to take place under optimal security conditions. Groups of supporters are waiting and at the moment do not know if they will go to Switzerland on Thursday. Negotiations are still underway to find a solution.
PSG: Messi hit by the whistle but over-motivated before the end of the season
If Lionel Messi was hit by the whistling of the crowd during PSG-Bordeaux, his relatives assure this Monday that he wants to show through this episode that he is still a player who can make a difference, that he will not be defeated by this situation and that he will worry until the end of the season.
Nice-ASSE and Nantes-Rennes postponed
The Nice-ASSE and Nantes-Rennes meetings, scheduled for the weekend of May 8, have been postponed to Wednesday, May 11, the League announced in a press release. The final of the Coupe de France between the Aiglons and the Canary Islands, to be played on May 7 at 9:15 PM, will force the LFP to postpone these matches from the 36th day of Ligue 1. The game schedules will be communicated later.
PSG: supporters described by Argentine press as ‘weird’ after whistle against Messi
After PSG’s encounter against Bordeaux, notably marked by the Park’s whistles against Lionel Messi, reactions from the Argentine press have been numerous. Juan José Maron, an editorial writer for the sports newspaper Olé, even described the Paris supporters as “crazy madmen”, while questioning the Rosaria resident’s level of play. “If Mbappe came to Boca or River and played below his world star level and was knocked out of the Copa Libertadores with a team full of other stars, wouldn’t he be whistled?”
OL: Aulas’ mobilizing message after the blow to Rennes
The day after OL’s big disappointment against Stade Rennais in Ligue 1 (4-2, 28th day), Jean-Michel Aulas spoke on Twitter. The Lyon president recalls that in the competition anything is possible for Peter Bosz’s men, but emphasizes the good performance of the women’s team and the youngsters.
PSG: contract, salary … what future for Messi?
Lionel Messi is the target of the whistles of the Parc des Princes and is experiencing a very delicate first season at PSG, with whom he will be linked until 2023. A departure next summer seems unlikely, even as the Spanish press announce that his entourage has renewed contact with Barca.
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PSG: Camp des Loges, Parc des Princes and club headquarters tagged tonight
The day after the win over Bordeaux (3-0), PSG’s training centre, Parc des Princes and the club’s headquarters were rapped from Sunday to Monday, with insults in particular at the players and management.
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