LIVE – OM: Tudor react to Bailly’s suspension… and announce the Clauss package

That was the end of that Tudor and Balerdi press conference

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Tudor about good OM dynamics

“I always work in the same way, in a strong way, always pushing the players. When you are in good dynamics the nerves are less. But the only thing that matters to me is looking at the past.”

The Tudors announce Clauss’ resignation from Rennes

“Clauss is not in the squad yet, he is not ready to play.”

Tudor on tomorrow’s lineup against Rennes

“There will be some changes from the last game.”

Tudor in the first confrontation against Rennes in the league

“It’s a very strong team. It’s a good challenge for us to see where we are. A lot has happened since that game.”

Are OMs superior to their opponents physically?

Tudor: “That’s just one component. The important thing is to be better than our opponents in all aspects, overall.”

Third place in Ligue 1 or a title in the Coupe de France?

Tudor: “That’s a tough question, one that surprised me a bit. It’s not something I want to think about. I’m not looking at the rankings. Both are important.”

Did OM work the penalty?

Tudor: “We wanted to win in 90 minutes. We had a very good shot on goal shooters, I don’t think we were at a disadvantage.”

Tudor about Bailly’s seven game suspension

“It’s a bit exaggerated, but it’s a decision made, we have to accept it. We have the resources to replace him, after tomorrow’s game we will have more than four games without him.”

Now it’s Igor Tudor’s turn

The Croatia coach has just arrived in the press room.

Balerdi about his progress

“I’m feeling better, I’m more confident, that’s the basis for every player. I’m trying to keep improving. I can still improve in attack, I still have to learn a little bit.”

Balerdi at Rennes level

“We had a good game in the league, we felt we could win the game. It was the start of the season, we were stronger and more prepared. But they have very good players.”

Balerdi about Bailly’s suspension

“It’s a decision you have to accept. I’m sure Eric didn’t want to hurt him. The priority is for injured players to be released from hospital and get better.”

Balerdi at the request of the Tudors

“You realize how physical Tudor football is. Sometimes the sessions were really tough, he pushed us to our limits. But it gave us an advantage in the game.”

Balerdi for the enthusiasm of the supporters

“The OM supporters are surprising, wherever we go, any competition, people follow us. The fans make the difference, they push us through the tough times.”

Balerdi on OM’s ambitions in this Coupe de France

“We try to think game by game. Rennes will be a very difficult game, we have to concentrate well. We have the tools to go far. We are still confident, we know our strengths.”

Balerdi at Malinovskyi

“From the first day, we saw that he is a very pleasant person and very professional. We have to integrate him well. He has been playing very well, we are trying to know more about his city, his club.”

Balerdi for the support of fans

“It’s so wonderful to have a demonstration of love. It’s heartwarming. Seeing your own flag in a foreign country is such a joy.”

Balerdi about his desire to stay at OM

“There was contact, but I want to stay because I feel good here, I want continuity. I thank Ajax for knocking on the door, but out of respect for the club, for my team-mates, it’s nice to stay here.”

Balerdi on the absences of Nuno Tavares and Clauss

“Clauss and Nuno are very important. But the others also always thrive in their roles. Everyone has to adapt to the qualities of the other.”

Balerdi on the good offensive stats of the OM defender

“The defenders score a lot of goals, that’s good for the team, that’s what the manager demands. I probably score the fewest goals, but I try to participate in the attack.”

Balerdi: “It’s a small final”

“We can dream of big things. They are difficult opponents, it’s a small final because Rennes are a great team. But we are in a good period.”

Let’s go for this press conference

Leonardo Balerdi was the first to appear before journalists.

Tudor and Balerdi press conference from 3pm.

The OM coach and defender are expected to appear in front of the media in a few moments.

Mandanda package for travel to Marseille

Steve Mandanda was unable to hold his ground in Stade Rennais’ goal against OM this Friday in the last 16 of the Coupe de France, Bruno Genesio told a news conference. The goalkeeper suffers from muscle pain.

Bailly suspended 7 games? Pablo Longoria was not warned and was furious

OM has not been informed about the sanction for Bailly and hopes he is not suspended for 7 games. Provence announced this afternoon that Bailly will be suspended for 7 games. At the time of writing, the Olympian club was not aware of the sanction and has not received any ruling from the FFF.

The Marseille club is also very angry and upset that these figures have been released. Joining RMC Sport, Pablo Longoria said he was “very surprised by this sanction”: “If our player was really suspended for 7 games, it would be very serious if some people leaked this decision to the press without even bothering” Has informed the sanction and alert the club concerned. It’s a lack of respect.”

According to our information, the Olympic club was afraid of significant sanctions but did not expect to reach 7 matches, because there was no intention on Bailly’s part.

F. Germain

A very tough sanction against Bailly which took a firm 7 match suspension

Based on ProvenceThe Disciplinary Committee of the French Football Federation has decided to impose a seven-match suspension on Eric Bailly.

The defender received a red card for a very violent exit on Almike Moussa N’Diaye during the 32nd Coupe de France final between OM and Hyères. N’Diaye has been hospitalized in intensive care. Bailly who visited him in hospital had already served his two-match Ligue 1 suspension.

OM hopes to reach 60,000 people for Marseille-Rennes

At an attractive price – as tickets start at 6 euros – OM managed to bet to fill the Vélodrome well for the last 16 of the Coupe de France this Friday against Rennes.

So far 51,000 tickets have been sold. The Olympian Club thinks that the total attendance was between 55,000 and 60,000 spectators. Quite an impressive crowd, one January night, for the round of 16, though the poster against Rennes was eye-catching, and OM have made this Coupe de France a real destination.

One more proof that Igor Tudor’s OM seduces supporters. This figure is indeed in line with the filling of the Vélodrome this season which is always sold out in every Ligue 1 match.

F. Germain

All posters of the 16th final

OM (L1) – Stade Rennais (L1)

Stade Plabennecois (National) – Grenoble Foot 38 (L2)

FC Chamalières (N2) – Paris FC (L2)

Niort (L2) – AJ Auxerre (L1)

LOSC (L1) – Pau FC (L2)

Chambery (N3) – OL (L1)

FC Olympique Strasbourg Koenigshoffen 06 (R1) – Angers SCO (L1)

Thaon Football (N3) – FC Nantes (L1)

SC Bastia (L2) – FC Lorient (L1)

Le Puy (N1) – Vierzon FC (N2)

Kassel (R1) – PSG (L1)

Stade Brestois (L1) – RC Lens (L1)

Les Herbiers (N2) – Reims Stadium (L1)

ASM Belfort (N2) – FC Annecy (L2)

Toulouse FC (L1) – AC Ajaccio (L1)

Coupe de France weekend that started with a surprise OM-Rennes

There is no Ligue 1 in the program this weekend except for the last 16 of the Coupe de France, which starts this Friday. And it starts off strong as this is a 100% Ligue 1 game which will be played at 21:10 at the Vélodrome, with OM hosting Rennes.

Two teams are fighting for a European place in the championship. Marseille is currently third in the standings, five points behind PSG (leader) and two lengths behind Lens. For its part, Stade Rennais is coming off a win against Paris at Roazhon Park last Sunday.

All information about OM-Rennes, press conferences and statements can be found on RMC Sport.

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