OM-PSG: this cup, we want it!

21 may 2016
Par 
Allan Chaussard, à Paris
Photos © 
Yannick Parienti / OM.net
 2017
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!

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