Please Wait . . .

'In order to be sh*t in the Champions League, you at least have to qualify!' - Villas-Boas looks on bright side of unwanted Marseille record
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
04-Nov-2020, 06:29 am

'In order to be sh*t in the Champions League, you at least have to qualify!' - Villas-Boas looks on bright side of unwanted Marseille record


Andre Villas-Boas Marseille 2019-20

Marseille boss AndreVillas-Boas attempted to look on the bright side of his side's miserable runin the Champions League, saying his team at least needed to be good enough to qualify before their admittedly "sh*t" performance in European competition.

Marseille have now lost 12 consecutive Champions League matches, tying the record for the longest run in the competition set by Anderlecht.

When including European Cup play, only Luxembourg outfit Jeunesse Esch have lost more games consecutively in Europe's top competition (16 games between 1973 and 1987).

Speaking at his press conference after the loss to Porto,Villas-Boas highlighted his side's second-place finish in Ligue 1 last term while also admitting thatMarseille have been "sh*t" in European competition.

"In order to be sh*t in the ChampionsLeague, you have to at least qualify for the Champions League," the Portuguese said. "We did it and we are being sh*t.

"The record of consecutive defeats? It's a shame that falls upon us."

Marseille goalkeeperSteve Mandanda admitted he was concerned by his team's form in Europe after they also fell to Olympiacos and Man City to begin group play.

“For sure when you see the results you can only be worried,"Mandanda told RMC Sport 1."We are going to measure the words a bit this evening, because there is a lot of anger and disappointment.

"There are lots of negative feelings that stand out. We will have to question ourselves because we are not up to par. There are three matches left, we will have to show another face."

When asked if Marseille's record worries him, midfielder Valentin Rongier replied: "No. Frankly, that's not what worries us. What worries us are the results at the moment, especially in the Champions League. It is completely insufficient.

"It's very difficult, we completely understand supporters' frustration and their annoyance. We are the first to be reached. It p*sses us off to come here and concede three goals, not score and not take three points."


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Luka Modric, Real Madrid, La Liga 2020-21

Sevilla vs Real Madrid Betting Tips: ...

Real Madrid travel to the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan to face Sevilla in La Ligao...
Vardy Leicester 2020

Zorya vs Leicester City Betting Tips:...

Leicester City can confirm their place as Group G winners when they make the ...
Harry WInks Tottenham 2020-21

LASK vs Tottenham Betting Tips: Lates...

Premier League leaders Tottenhamare aiming to secure qualification to the Eur...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 2020-21

Arsenal vs Rapid Vienna Betting Tips:...

Arsenal will be looking to tie up first place in the group when they welcome ...
Marcus Rashford Bruno Fernandes Man Utd

Manchester United vs PSG Betting Tips...

Manchester United welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Old Trafford on Wednesday wi...

Transfer

Brenner Sao Paulo Barcelona GFX

Brenner: Sao Paulo's 'New Gabi Jesus'...

The 2020 season has beena roller-coaster for everyone connected with Sao Paul...
Alex Morgan Tottenham vs Reading 2020-21

USWNT star Morgan's future to be disc...

Tottenham’s newly-appointed head coach Rehanne Skinner says the future of Ale...
tagliaficropped

Man City and Barcelona target Tagliaf...

NicolasTagliaficohas signed a new contract that will keep him at Ajax until 2...
Yunus Musah Valencia

Valencia sign USMNT teenager Musah to...

Valencia have announcedthey havelocked down teenage star Yunus Musah to a new...
David Alaba Bayern Munich 2020-21

'It's not an issue at the moment' - F...

Bayern Munichhead coach Hansi Flick has said that a new contract for defender...
image-top-scroll
`