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Sport Villas-Boas: Marseille don't have the money for Guardiola, they have me

12:15  28 october  2020
12:15  28 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

Turnaround at OM

 Turnaround at OM © Supplied by Sports.fr ANDRE VILLAS BOAS (MARSEILLE COACH) At the end of the contract next June, André Villas-Boas no longer excludes extending to the Olympique de Marseille ... André Villas-Boas could hardly dream of a better evening for his 43rd birthday. Unable to win in its first three outings at home, the Olympique de Marseille indeed opened its counter at the Stade Vélodrome by winning against Bordeaux (3-1) on the occasion of the 7th day of Ligue 1 .

Andre Villas - Boas responded to criticism of his tactics in Marseille 's defeat to Manchester City by saying the club can play like a team coached by Pep Guardiola when they can afford him. City ran out 3-0 winners against a defensive Marseille side in the Champions League Group C clash at the Stade

Andre Villas - Boas responded to criticism of his tactics in Marseille 's defeat to Manchester City by saying the club can play like a team coached by Pep Guardiola when they can afford him. © Getty Images Pep Guardiola (L) and Andre Villas - Boas (R)

Andre Villas-Boas responded to criticism of his tactics in Marseille's defeat to Manchester City by saying the club can play like a team coached by Pep Guardiola when they can afford him.

Pep Guardiola et al. looking at the camera: Pep Guardiola (L) and Andre Villas-Boas (R) © Getty Images Pep Guardiola (L) and Andre Villas-Boas (R)

City ran out 3-0 winners against a defensive Marseille side in the Champions League Group C clash at the Stade Velodrome on Tuesday.

The Premier League side moved ahead in the 18th minute when Valentin Rongier's stray pass was used by Kevin De Bruyne to tee up Ferran Torres, but the hosts held firm until Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling settled matters in the final quarter of an hour.

Olympiakos / OM live: on which channel and at what time to watch the match?

 Olympiakos / OM live: on which channel and at what time to watch the match? Olympique de Marseille travel to Greece to face Olympiakos this Wednesday, October 21 in the Champions League. The Marseille club is back in the prestigious European competition for the first time since 2013. On what channel and at what time to watch this Olympiakos / OM live? © Poupart Julien / ABACA Olympique de Marseille travel to Greece to face Olympiakos this Wednesday, October 21 in the Champions League.

Andre Villas - Boas responded to criticism of his tactics in Marseille 's defeat to Manchester City by saying the club can play like a team coached by Pep Guardiola when they can afford him. City ran out 3-0 winners against a defensive Marseille side in the Champions League Group C clash at the Stade

Marseille have now lost four matches in a row and will host Rennes, one of their rivals for a place in Europe next season, next week. Milik had not featured at all for Napoli this season and Villas - Boas is aware he will need time to get back in shape. "We don ' t want to take any risks because of his lack

Marseille have now suffered defeat in 11 straight Champions League matches, with Jeunesse Esch (16 between 1973 and 1987) and Anderlecht (12 between 2003 and 2005) the only teams to have lost more consecutive games in the history of Europe's premier club competition.

As expected for a team coached by Guardiola, City dominated possession with 64 per cent and limited Marseille to just two attempts on goal across the 90 minutes.

Villas-Boas set his team up with a three-man defence and highlighted that Marseille cannot afford the level of investment that has been seen at City.

"Look, when I tried something different against a team of this level [against Paris Saint-Germain], we lost 4-0 and you massacred me. I think all the choices I make now are bad," said Villas-Boas.

Villas-Boas: "If they are not able to be on top, that's my responsibility"

 Villas-Boas: © Provided by Sofoot Even disorganized, no one can channel us. After OM's defeat against Olympiakos on Wednesday, André Villas-Boas was keen to take his team's poor result for himself: " The responsibility for the result and the performance of the players lies with me. You know that I always protect my players, it’s my responsibility, explained in a press conference. If they are not able to be on top, it is also because of my choices. So I'm responsible, that's clear.

Andre Villas - Boas has confirmed Morgan Sanson has been allowed to leave Marseille to join Aston Villa. According to RMC, Marseille have accepted an offer worth €18 million (£16m/m) plus bonuses "I asked Morgan this morning if he had the mind to play, because the offer was on the table.

Andre Villas - Boas said he was confident Marseille will emerge from their turbulent run after his team slid to a third successive Ligue 1 defeat following Villas - Boas also confirmed midfielder Morgan Sanson was set to complete a move to Aston Villa after he was left out of the squad against Monaco.


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"You talk about systems, high blocks, low blocks … but still, you shouldn't overdo it.

"City is City. They spent a billion in five years. It's a team that plays very well, which has a coach who is a phenomenon, who always plays with possession of the ball with Bayern [Munich], Barcelona, and now City.

"Unfortunately, Marseille doesn't have the money to bring Guardiola here. If you have Guardiola here one day, you can have a team which will have precisely that.

"But hey, unfortunately you have AVB with his tactics. He tries to do the best he can for the team."

Marseille have now lost their first two group stage games for the fifth time in their past six participations in the Champions League.

Attempting to explain his decision making to Telefoot, Villas-Boas added: "The teams playing against City are at five in midfield to occupy the spaces well. That was the norm for their last 10 opponents.

"We wanted to play balls in behind them. Unfortunately, they were offered the first goal when we needed to get out of the press.

"We had a better second half. We made the changes but we conceded the second goal. So fatigue plus the goal broke morale.

"I don't regret my choices, why should I regret them? There's now six points for City, three points for Porto and three points for Olympiacos, so the loss in Greece hurts. The matches against Porto will be the key to qualifying."

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Manchester City only require a draw in the return fixture away to the Greek side at the end of the month to confirm their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.City only require a draw in the return fixture away to the Greek side at the end of the month to confirm their place in the last 16, after making it three wins from three in Group C at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.

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