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Replay | Garcia & Amavi's pre-match press conference

Press Conference
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On Thursday 28 March 2019 at 02:30
(IN FRENCH)

Jordan Amavi: "there are 9 finals for us"

"Right now, we are doing ok despite the defeat in Paris. We have the right mentality. When you play for OM, every match is difficult. It's true that Angers will be aggressive this weekend. But that will not prevent us from also fighting."

"We are all competing. It's a plus, it forces everyone to improve and raise their game. Sakai is doing very well on the left side. I know what it is like to play the side opposite of your favoured foot, it's not easy. "

"We will fight to the end to reach the Top-3. We will not let go, we must take it match-by-match to win the most points. Then, in the end, the math must be done. The nine remaining games are nine finals, we have no choice but to win them."

(IN FRENCH)

Rudi Garcia: "Must-win"

"With the suspensions, it is necessary to find solutions in defense. Pele will step into the goal, and we have choices in the middle and a few on the sides. With the break, we had time to work and now we have our internationals back early and in good shape."

"Angers is always dangerous, always able to achieve results. They are the 6th best defense in all of L1, they have weapons. But they have some uncertainties as well, so we will see how they will play, especially with the absence of Pavlovic - who is important for them. They will be in a formation with different faces. They have a good coach and a collective mindset. It's a hard team to beat, but we have no choice but to win. We have the advantage of playing at the Velodrome with more than 50,000 supporters. It's a real asset in our quest for points."

"I have not changed my management style with the leaders. Whether they play or not, it does not change their involvement. I do not agree when some say they are more only useful when they play. Every one on our squad has demonstrated their qualities as a player, man and competitor. I consult them regularly and everyone will have their chance to play."

"The only goal is to win the next match. This mentality allowed us to take 16 points out of 18 before the PSG game. We have no room for error and cannot focus on our competitors' matches. We are focused 100% on our challenge."

"We are not where we wanted to be. When one is a hunter, the end result also is dependent on the hunted. If we do not win on Saturday, we will create an additional challenge. We want to win everything until the end of the season. It's useless to make projections, we just must win."

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