GFCA-OM : restarting the engine

09 mar 2016
Par 
Camille Daurès
Photos © 
Yannick Parienti / OM.net
OM is playing today's game late against Gazélec Ajaccio as a part of the 28th day of Ligue 1, 2015-16. A very important game for the team to continue its positive trend away from the home stadium.

OM must restart its engine. Three days after its under-performance at home in Toulouse, its game against Gazélec Ajaccio presents itself as a timely opportunity to regain momentum. A lot has happened in the 10 days after the game's scheduling, delayed because of bad weather. Gaz was eliminated in the Coupe de France, while OM qualified for the semifinals. The suspended Corsican players, as well as Nicolas Nkoulou, have completed their suspension against OM. The lineup is no longer the same.
Against a team looking for points to sustain itself, the Olympiens cannot afford to be generous. On the one hand, because Michel's men also need the points for themselves. On the other, because all of the other teams in the championship have already played. While the Olympiens can thus not worsen their position in the rankings, they can of course improve it. This is the advantage of playing a late game.
After having criss-crossed France, Marseille is off to conquer Corsica. This is land on which the Olympiens know how to mark their territory. L’OM has never lost any of its away games at the Gazélec Ajaccio, in any competition. Today more than ever, it is really necessary to get down to work.
Continuing on a positive trend away from the home stadium is one of the team's goals. Beginning another winning streak is another. At a press conference, Steve Mandanda did not mince his words when discussing the Olympien's inefficiencies in front of the goal, despite the large number of opportunities which they create for themselves. But he clearly set the tone for Ajaccio:"We will have to prevail."
So, gentlement, listen to your captain, give your all and get moving forward again! 

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