OM make a foolish choice with Guendouzi, he explains
Held in check by AS Monaco on Saturday evening at the Vélodrome, OM showed two faces in this shock which ultimately did not turn to their advantage. And while Mattéo Guendouzi’s exit at the break came as a surprise to many, Igor Tudor wanted to justify this strong decision at a post-match press conference.
Current 3rd in Ligue 1, theOM had an opportunity in or to widen its lead over theAS Monaco Saturday evening with the reception of the Principality club at the Vélodrome stadium, but the men ofIgor Tudor finally conceded the draw (1-1). Mattéo Guendouzi, who is nevertheless one of the most successful men in theOM since the start of the season, was replaced at the break to everyone’s surprise, to make way for Leonardo Balerdi.
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“A technical choice”
Asked at the post-match press conference, Igor Tudor justified this decision, which was unexpected to say the least, with Guendouzi : “ Mattéo is the player with the most playing time since the start of the season with Chancel (Mbemba). It was simply a technical choice to put (Cengiz) Ünder in his place “, named the coach of theOMwho also explained himself on the late entry of Dimitri Payet (86th, in place of Malinovsky): “ Honestly, Ruslan was playing well, Dimitri could have scored, it’s true, and he made a good entrance just like Pape (Gueye) “, has explained You sleep.
“A Big Mistake”
The coach of theOM also pushed a rant against the arbitration, considering that the fault of Guillermo Maripan on Sead Kolasinac (73rd) would have deserved a penalty, especially with the intervention of video refereeing: “ For me, it’s pain and red. Since the introduction of VAR, this is the biggest mistake in the foot that I have seen. It’s something inexplicable for me “. The message got through.