Replay | Rudi Garcia pre-match press conference OM - Montpellier

07 apr 2018
Vidéo © 2016
Re-live Rudi Garcia's pre-match press conference on Saturday ahead of Sunday's OM - Montpellier match at the Orange Velodrome.

The state of the troops

"We'll see with the doctor if we recover after Thursday's game with Rolando and Thauvin, or if we do not recover. We'll know that in a few minutes. I hope to hear that they’ve recovered but there are several of parameters that come into play. "Flo" seems fit — he worked normally yesterday in practice but still it is necessary that he does a training with the group. We will have to wait and see for Rolando."

On Kamara's performance in central defense on Thursday

"I thought he performed well, smart. After it had been laid out to him and Hiroki that they had to follow Luiz on the height of the line, in particular, but it is them who read the situations to do the right things. I think his yellow card was severe and prevented him from defending a little better for the rest of the game. It was important for him at his young age to know how to manage a yellow card early in a match of this level and he did well."

The end of season

"At this level of competition we have more choices to make. There are seven finals for us to play. In the last match against Dijon we recovered two points on Monaco and they still have to go to Paris. We are five points below Monaco, this weekend the match against Montpellier must allow us to stay at least five points within reach of them. We obviously want to win this meeting at home in front of our supporters, even if all sections of supporters will not be there. After we have a quarter-final return of the European Cup to play Thursday and the Velodrome’s atmosphere will have an impact as it usually does and we will do everything to go to the semi-finals. If we qualify, we will also play the league as well as we can to finish as high as possible. As long as we have the chance to finish second we have to reach for it."

On Montpellier

"It's a well organized team with good players. It takes a lot of draws and losses and does not win much. Indeed it is a team that has also can be dangerous. For us, no matter who tomorrow's opponent, we know what we want to do. We want to win. It's up to us to be 100% of our current abilities and to play the most secure match possible. For now we have been well represented through the European Cup, and League at home. We will continue on this path."

Press Conference