The Argentinian Jorge Sampaoli seeks to impose their style of play on the Olympique Marseille as soon as possible and last Saturday he gave a sample of what he demands in the field. During the home game against Saint-Étienne, the coach angrily asked his team to press high to recover the ball quickly.
The planning gave good results from the beginning and even the coach himself was encouraged to ‘pressure’ his rivals on duty. On the 9th minute, Saint-Étienne combined passes in rival territory and Wahbi Khazri was enabled by the left wing, glued to the sideline, but with time to decide well.
Unfortunately for the Tunisian-born attacker, Jorge Sampaoli positioned himself right behind him after leaving the technical zone. Immediately, it was noticed that the Argentine coach began to scream and Khazri was distracted for a few seconds, which caused him to control the ball badly, letting it pass.
The Saint-Étienne striker could not hide his regret for losing the ball in such a naive way, while the ‘Little Man’ remained stuck in his role. After observing that the side belonged to Marseille, he accelerated his pace and tried to take his victim by the shoulder to recover the ball.
Wahbi Khazri, uncomfortable by what happened, decided to push the ball away with a gentle kick, long enough to delay the match. For Jorge Sampaoli, the key to success in football is pressure and intensity, so he dictates by example at Marseille.
What will happen to Nice vs. Marseilles?
Last date, the Nice vs. Marseille had to be suspended due to the invasion of the local fans to the field, which ended in a massive fight. Jorge Sampaoli’s team left the match considering that there were not enough security conditions to continue playing and now they await the determination of the Ligue 1 authorities.
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