He had, probably, dreamed of a completely different return to Porto, where he lived the most incandescent hours of his coaching career. But André Villas-Boas was caught up on Tuesday by the incredible shortcomings of his team, close to ridiculous and swept away like a straw (3-0).
After this heavy failure, the Lusitanian technician did not go all the way. “What do you want me to tell you?” We suffer, explains AVB. To do shit in the Champions League, you still have to be there. We’re here and we’re doing shit ”.
“Forever the first” to have lifted the C1 among French clubs, on May 26, 1993, the Marseillais unfortunately entered the dark legend of the event with a twelfth defeat in a row since their last success recorded in 2012.
“We killed ourselves”
It is as much as the disastrous series of 12 failures of the Belgian club Anderlecht (2003-2005), which alone held the record until then. OM may fear that their record will grow even worse: halfway through the group stage, Marseille has zero points, zero goals and seems almost out of the race for the round of 16.
“We killed ourselves all the time. We offer goals to others, it was already like that against Olympiakos and against City (Editor’s note: defeats 1-0 then 3-0), recalls Villas Boas. I hope it will come with experience, but these are matches where the opponent did better than us in intensity. We had a little control of the ball today but it’s not enough. We also have a bit of bad luck on the first goal. “
Overwhelmed by a feeling of shame, shared in particular by his captain Steve Mandanda, Villas-Boas now turns his gaze towards The Europa League where the 3rd group are transferred. “This is not a bonus, it is the place of the losers, notes Villas-Boas. It is not a great joy to participate in it, but the minimum acceptable. I’m not concerned with that but with giving a better image than that, it’s not normal to take goals like that. The Champions League will end quickly. Before that, I want to give the club a good image ”.
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