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Meeting between the players and the president, tensions, delicate preparation… Dimitri Payet and Igor Tudor swept away the hot news from OM.
A style of play adapted to Ligue 1?
Tudor: “It depends on the style we face. We can have problems with the game in transition of a team that has fast players. But we will also have to find solutions to maneuver more closed teams.”
Tudor: “It’s a good squad but will still be completed.”
Group update for Sunday
Tudor: “Everyone is available.”
Towards a scheme with two players in support of a single attacker?
Tudor: “The system takes a back seat. What’s important is the style. Comment on moves, mentality, physique.”
Did he find it difficult to convey his demands in relation to Italy?
Tudor: “There are differences compared to what I experienced in Italy. But, in the end, it’s always work. The difference is not in the country but in the methods of the coach. I’ve always believed in fatigue, real fatigue. Teams with vertical play and intensity get better results. Against AC Milan, we played against a team that has the game we want their team was built in three years. At the beginning of their journey, they lost 5-0 against Atalanta.”
What is the assessment of the preparation?
Tudor: “We worked well, I get on very well with the players. The preparation was short. Four or five players arrived late, I only worked two or three weeks with some of them. I’ve been coaching for 10 years. There’s always a difference between preparation and official matches. My style is very different from the previous coach. You can win in a lot of different ways. It takes time to get used to in terms of style, but we had a good week of preparation.”
How was the meeting with Longoria and the players?
Tudor: “It’s a private thing. It was a good thing to do. We had a good week of work, with a good mentality for the match ahead of us.”
It’s Tudor’s turn
The Croatian technician succeeds Payet.
On stadium safety
Payet: “Finally a good question (smile). I hope someone asks it to me. I was the happiest to see this decision taken in relation to what I experienced. violence in the stadiums. This is the start of something. Congratulations to the League.”
The wise man in the locker room since Mandanda’s departure?
Payet: “That’s what I’ve been trying to do for two years. I think we have a healthy group. When you have a locker room like that, it’s easier to manage. I also have my personal performances to manage. I am not the social worker to solve the problems of the cloakroom.
Payet: “Another face than the one shown against Milan”
Payet: “We will have to show another face than the one shown against Milan, because here we are in real competition. Beyond the way, the most important thing will be to take the three points.”
What key to success this season?
Payet: “The Champions League remains at its peak in terms of intensity, we have to leave some juice there. We can count on a quality workforce. We have a large group. It’s up to us to ensure that everyone responds. when the coach needs us.”
Was he worried after the friendlies?
Payet: “We were worried when we saw that we couldn’t transcribe what we were working on in training. But the friends are there for that.”
Payet: “The institution goes above”
Payet: “The institution goes above everything. There has been a change of direction. It’s up to us, players, to adapt to that.”
Payet on the Tudor method
Payet: “These are new methods for us. It’s another way of working. We work hard. We need to digest this preparation which has been very heavy. We manage to understand and implement the way we don’t want not play coach.
“He’s a coach who wants seriousness, work and demands. It’s completely normal. I was the first to ask to find solutions to increase our demands.”
On the meeting he would have requested with Tudor
Payet: “Dimitri Payet never asked to see the president. There is no meeting requested, neither from me nor from any player. Pablo Longoria came to see us to take stock of the preparation, what he expected from us and the objectives of the season. I know that Dimitri Payet sells. We tried to destabilize us, but everything is clear internally.
The group lives well?
Payet: “The group is working well anyway. We are working very hard. But yes, we have the same atmosphere as last year. Everything is fine.”
Let’s go for this press conference
Dimitri Payet appears in front of the media.
A tense climate two days before the recovery
Igor Tudor and Dimitri Payet will have no shortage of questions this Friday due to the tense climate between the players and the coach, whose methods are considered brutal. A meeting took place on Wednesday at the training center between the workforce, the staff and the president Pablo Longoria.
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