OM-PSG: this cup, we want it!

21 may 2016
Par 
Allan Chaussard, à Paris
Photos © 
Yannick Parienti / OM.net
This is the big day, the long-awaited final of the 2015-16 French Cup. Facing their worst enemy, OM can write a new page in its history.

«We are going with the idea of having a good time and bringing the trophy to the people of Marseille.» Franck Passi not trying to trivialize the event being played tonight, but he is convinced of the need to have fun to win.
The OM coach relied on this directing idea throughout the week to lead his group in the best conditions to the Stade de France. By insisting on many small games and work in front of the goal, workshops carried on with undisguised pleasure by the players,
Franck Passi and his staff have envelopped the Olympians in a positive atmosphere.
A solid and necessary foundation to enable them to achieve a maximum level of concentration and application.

Tactically, OM is ready. Wednesday morning at the Robert Louis-Dreyfus center, the strategy has been thoroughly implemented throughout the session. It is not timid. Although this is not a guarantees success, the Olympians will not play to look good, but to prevail and, as the saying goes, luck often favors the bold.
At their last practice of the season at Marseille, on Thursday morning, the OM players focused on the latest move for the goal. On all sides, in all positions, they chained the strikes and volleys, with a very interesting quality in comparison with the rest of the season.
«It must be the same Saturday», stressed Stéphane Cassard, the goalkeeping coach after a series of surgical shots from attackers. The realism in front of goal was one of the major handicaps of OM this season. It will be one of the keys of the game at the Stade de France.

Having left without any pressure from Marseille Friday morning, the Olympians have discovered, for the most part, the Stade de France with a relaxation that has accompanied them throughout the week. They have nothing to lose The formula is easy, but it has rarely been so right.
Against an opponent with a gargantuan appetite for trophies, the Olympians do not count « on letting themselves get eaten», recalled Franck Passito the media. They too have fangs.
They have a rare opportunity, not to say unique, to eternally include their name in the glorious history of the most legendary club of French football.
Tonight ends the season. Si elle a été jalonnée de déceptions, elle peut encore être conclue par de grandes et belles émotions.
Tonight they must give everything! This cup, we want it!

Before-Match

News First team

mon 17 jul

An inside look at OM's latest training session

Take a look inside Olympique Marseille's latest training session with only a few hours to go before facing Sporting Portugal.
sun 16 jul

OM 1 - 0 Fenerbahçe | Highlights

2017-18 Season - Preseason Friendly | OM 1 - 0 Fenerbahçe: All Goals and Highlights
tue 18 jul

OM 2 - 1 Sporting Portugal | OM remain solid

With a week until the official launch of the season against KV Oostende in the UEFA Europa League, Rudi Garcia's team is continuing to grow stronger. They clinched a 2-1 win against Sporting CP, thanks to Clinton Njie's two goals in 2nd and 52nd minute respectively.
wed 19 jul

Rami: "The Velodrome is something extraordinary"

Adil Rami gives his first interview as a OM player
sat 22 jul

Glasgow Rangers 1 - 1 OM | OM stumble against Rangers

For their last test run before the official season starts (Thursday, 8.45 pm, against KV Oostende in the UEFA Europa League), the Olympiens hit a snag. They end their summer preparation with a draw (1-1) against the Rangers. And this despite a fourth goal from Valère Germain (63').
fri 21 jul

Which player is the Rambo of paintball?

For a team-bonding exercise coach Rudi Garcia takes the squad paintballing. What could possible go wrong as the players are split into two teams, including the likes of Patrice Evra and Rod Fanni, to shoot balls of paint at each other.
Today

Glasgow Rangers 1 - 1 OM | Highlights

2017-18 Season - Preseason Friendly | Glasgow Rangers 1 - 1 OM: All Goals and Highlights