PAOK-OM’s rule… is Real-PSG’s rule
UEFA has appointed Dutchman Danny Makele to lead the quarter-final second leg Conference League Between PAOK Thessaloniki and OM. And he is the only one who managed Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat on Real Madrid last March, in the eighth return to the European Champions League.
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Possible formation of Marseille with Mandanda and Harriet
Without Eric Milik, who has yet to recover from his contract contract injury with Poland, nor Gerson, Boubacar Kamara and Pampa Deng, all suspended for this second leg in Thessaloniki, the Argentine coach and his staff are forced to make up their minds. According to our information, Amin Harit should start the attack along with Genghis Onder and Dimitri Payet. The former Nantes player, who plays against Montpellier on Sunday in Ligue 1 (2-0), will replace defending champion Cedric Bakambu in the first round.
Possible formation of OM against PAOK (at 4-3-3)
Mandanda – Lirola, Saliba Kalita Carr, Luan Peres – Guindouzi, Joy, Rongir – Ander, Payet, Harriet
Jorge Desio in Sampaoli
“Every time I have a press conference, it’s nice to have a question about Sampaoli. His character is atypical and original. He lives the matches with great intensity. Lives the match, lives the matches. He is very excited at the idea of seeing OM discuss this match and qualify for the semi-final despite this difficult the match “.
Jorge Desio in the air
“We haven’t done anything special in terms of the atmosphere. We are preparing for the match to be ready to play a football match on the pitch. We focus on the playing area, the stadium, preparing our tactics and we don’t. We don’t care about the rest and the environment.”
Jorge Desio on Milek’s absence
“Actually Milik didn’t make the trip, we also have some suspended players. We are missing important players but what came is also important. There is a lot of desire in the group and we really want to get a good result. We have a lot of motivation. There are six or seven guys who don’t even have a game or two. In the first division, we will face this challenge.”
“Milik is still suffering from this injury that he sustained during his match with his team. The development is favorable but the medical staff considered it too early to play on Thursday considering many criteria. We hope he will be back as soon as possible. But I can’t tell you if He would have been available on Sunday.”
Jorge Desio (Sampaoli’s assistant) in the match against PAOK
“We have already analyzed PAOK before facing them. We must not highlight one individual character more than the other, otherwise we insist on the collective strength of this team. It will be a tough match. And the key to the match will be the ability to impose your game strategy and tactics during the 90 minutes.”
“We are always very keen on owning the ball and being the leading team in the game. We consider that our team should be an offensive team that can recover the ball quickly. I have always insisted on getting the ball back and we have not changed our training methods, we have always had the same principles of play from the start.”
Milek lost well against PAOK, Kalita Kar-Ok
Assistant coach Jorge Desio confirmed the withdrawal of Milik, whose injury is progressing “positively”. It remains to be seen if he will be ready to face PSG on Sunday. Duje Caleta-Car is well-suited to play against PAOK on Thursday.
Mandanda on the importance of the league conference
“From the moment we play the competition, the idea is to get to the end, it doesn’t have the prestige of the Champions League or the Europa League, but we want to do everything to win this cup.”
Mandanda in the match against PAOK
“We will play an important match, which can allow us to find ourselves in the semi-finals of the European Cup. We will play it as a very important match. Each team has its history.”
Mandanda to put it
“I managed it calmly, there were moments where it was easier to live with than others, but the most important thing is the collective, we each have personal issues, but the most important thing is the goal of the club.”
“It’s always a pleasure to be on the pitch, I take what it gives me a lot.”
Mandanda in matches against PAOK and Paris Saint-Germain
“We run it normally, we set ourselves a double target for the end of the season, we have to play the hits perfectly, goal number 1 is to qualify on Thursday, we will have some time after that to prepare for the game. Sunday.”
Mandanda about the atmosphere of the match
“Honestly, I never got back what I would say in the dressing room, it depends on the moment, on how I feel about the moment. We know what awaits us in terms of the environment, we know which team we are going to face. It is up to us to maintain what we do. Do, to maintain that serenity in using the ball. We are aware of what lies ahead.”
Mandanda on absentees
“Of course this is not an ideal situation, but it allows us to rely on the group, it also allows the absentees to recover, we are a tight-knit group that lives well, and everyone wants to ‘be together’ is the time to show that.”
Mandanda about the atmosphere of the match
Mandanda on the atmosphere to face PAOK: “I have lived through a lot of matches with different atmospheres and it looks like it will be very hot tomorrow, but we play football to experience moments like that, it is up to us to keep our cool so that we can keep our interest.”
OM Conference will start soon
OM assistant coach Jorge Desio is expected to take part in a press conference in a few moments with Steve Mandanda.
Milik package for PAOK-OM
Arcadios Milik will not travel from Marseille to Greece for Thursday’s match. The Poland striker, who was not in the group against Montpellier on Sunday, is yet to recover 100% from his contracted injury injury.
PAOK coach deals with the situation of Marseille fans
Lucescu, PAOK coach, at a press conference on Wednesday, with words translated by La Provence: “What I said was shocking to the French people but what the French fans did for two days was not shocking? We went to France for a match with our fans. What happened in Marseille is not my fault.” There will be a strong atmosphere in Toumba to put pressure on the Marseille players and I said it would have been better if the Marseille fans had not come to prevent something bad from happening. It is the Marseille supporters who should be criticized, not me. We will show everyone that we have very passionate supporters, without resorting to a fight.”
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OM press conference at 6 pm.
Steve Mandanda expects
PAOK-OM Thursday at 9 pm.
The match is under tension on Thursday at 9 pm, between PAOK Thessaloniki and Ohm, in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the European League Conference.