Garcia: "When we take it easy, we get punished"

02 nov 2017
Par 
Frédéric Rostain (avec W9)
Photos © 
Roland Grunchec - Nicolas Copin / Hélios Image / OM.net
The reaction of the Marseille coach, Rudi Garcia, to W9's microphone after his team's defeat in Guimaraes (1-0) during the 4th game of Europa League group stage.

"It was like the game against Salzburg. We didn't follow our plan, especially in attack. We had some more than interesting chances. Nije in the first half, Sanson's header, Nije in the second half. We weren't clinical enough up front and when we don't score, we open ourselves up to what happened, in other words, we conceded a goal on one of the rare occasions when the opponent attacks. We already did that in Salzburg against a much better team than this one. When we take it easy, we get punished. I told the boys I can't be satisfied. Obviously I also have to draw conclusions from it.
"It was a silly loss, because if we had won, we would have taken a big step towards qualification but unfortunately for us, the other teams drew their match. Everyone is therefore still in the race and we're in second place. We've just made two trips to Europe and we lost both games. We will go to Turkey to play Konyaspor on a difficult pitch. It's time to get a result."

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