Michel : "I will not abandon my players

18 mar 2016
Par 
Frédéric Rostain
Photos © 
Yannick Parienti / OM.net
Season 2015-16 - League 1 - 31st day - OM 2-5 Rennes: the reaction of Michel, the Spanish coach of OM.

- Are you thinking of resigning?
"No, I do not think so, for my players, my responsibility to coach and to my work. We tried many things and we did not really have any success tonight. The players gave it their all, they are sad and affected but I will not abandon them. "

- How do you explain the first fifteen minutes of the game?
"It has been a very strange match. In a hostile environment, the players tried to play. The stadium was against us. We apologize for this match. The current situation is the result of what we have endured and the scores. The current environment is the consequence of our results. "

- Have you spoken to the president?
"No, I have not spoken to the president. I spoke with Luc Laboz (assistant general manager) of the sporting situation and how to respond. I am very moved by the situation of the team and seeing the players sad. I'm sorry to see them like this. I'm not sure that the situation would improve if I left. "

-It is urgent now to you?
"It's a complicated situation for everyone. We need to find solutions. I am affected sportily by the results and by the context. "

-A word about the entry of Abou Diaby ...
"I brought him into play because he is an available player. He was in the group and able to play for about 15 minutes. "

- Players said they are not able to implement what you ask of them ...
"For the players, it's hard to do everything, to respect everything. It's complicated to be conducted in 3 goals on the first 3 adverse occasions. The players were perhaps nervous before the game but they did their best and everything I asked of them. "

- Personally, how did you take the insults uttered against you by the public?
"I understand that the environment was hostile. I do not understand French well enough to hear everything. I understand the behavior of fans because of our results and plus you have to accept criticism. "

-Was there fear among the players?
«No. They have not given up, they did not let go. I'm not afraid, I understand the criticism. In the first fifteen minutes, it was not passivity. If there had been passivity, we would not have played as we did afterwards. "

- Does the international break fall badly?
"There are 12 players who go on selection and there is no match for the program. Il aurait été mieux de jouer rapidement.»

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