The Stéphanois were undefeated before their trip to Marseille, they have still not won. AS Saint-Etienne lost 3 goals to 1 against Olympique de Marseille on Saturday night at the Vélodorome stadium, in an atmosphere of madness.
Which probably influenced the start of the game for the Greens. “I am disappointed for the players. We had a first period inside. I found us struggling and timid. We were under the pressure of the stadium, the noise, we lacked control. We ran a lot and it was good to come back to 1-1 ”, analyzed Claude Puel in a press conference.
“Situations that must be better exploited”
An equalizer on a corner from Kolodziejczak (32nd) against the flow of the match, after the opening score of Guendouzi (23rd). But who did as much good as the adjustment in 4-4-2, after the locker room. “In the second half we played more, brought more danger, even gained a certain ascendancy. And in our most interesting period we took the second goal, ”regretted the Stéphanois coach. If we can put it into perspective, this period of domination only lasted about fifteen minutes.
Too little to make the men of Sampaoli doubt. “We still have a ball to come back but you have to know how to be killers. We are frustrated even though Marseille played a good game and had very good streaks. There is pressure from the opponents but not only. We lacked creativity, lucidity. We have situations that we must take better advantage of ”, wishes Claude Puel for the future. The Stéphanois will quickly have to get back in the right direction during this international break since they only have three points after three games.