LIVE – OM: follow Igor Tudor’s press conference before the trip to Troyes
It’s over for Tudor
The Marseille coach leaves the auditorium.
Tudors on Troyes
“Yesterday they played with team B, they want to have all the starters available against OM. It will be a tough match but we want to continue on this momentum”.
Tudor on Pape Gueye pick in defense?
“I’ve talked to him and it depends on him whether he accepts the challenge. He has a good left foot, he is carried forward, he must see it as an asset compared to his role as a centre-back. It will depend on him.”
“I am very happy with him. He is playing well and at the beginning of training he had a click. On Saturday he played as if it were a Champions League match. He is on the right track, he understood my expectations and wants to prove his status as a owner, I like it”.
Tudor on Dieng
“When a player scores in every game, a coach can only be happy. He’s young but on the right track. He attacks well from deep but needs to be calmer in front of goal. We work together every day but he’s very careful.”
Tudor on Malinovskyi and the rest of the transfer window
“Ruslan was a goal last summer. I hope he will be finalized quickly. He is a quality player in the last 30 meters, he has good footing and a good quality of play. For the rest we will see if he will be a striker or support attack.”
Tudor on his team’s racing volume
“I don’t talk about it often. It’s a sport where everything is important but runs are measured. In 100 minutes of play in a match the players have the ball for one minute, the rest they love us they run, so it’s important. I think that there are so many factors that count to change a match. I try to make them physically stronger. If they have good physical preparation they can do well.”
Payet package against Troyes
“I hope Eric Bailly doesn’t take a big penalty because it wasn’t a voluntary gesture. For the rest we can replace the other places without problems. Samuel Gigot has been training with us for a while, for Jonathan we’ll see.
Dimitri won’t be here on Wednesday (ankle)”
Tudor on the cup draw against Rennes
“We could have been luckier but we play at home. But if we want to win the Cup we have to beat everyone. We haven’t won for 30 years and that’s a goal.”
It’s over for Pau Lopez
Igor Tudor will also arrive.
Lopez on his work in the penalty shootout
“It’s difficult to work on that. We watch the videos because the players hit differently. Then there’s the sensations. Some goalkeepers are very strong and others like me suck.”
Lopez on the work of goalkeepers in training
“We try to work on everything. Every goalkeeper knows what they need to improve. We watch the videos and talk to each other and the staff decide what to do.”
Lopez on his participation in the game
“I feel better this season than last season. Every day I try to improve and think about what I can do better.”
Lopez on the regularity of OM
“There are still many games to play. I haven’t seen better teams than ours on the pitch this season. We have good dynamics, the group feels good but football can change quickly.”
Lopez in the hierarchy of the Cup
“I don’t know. Nobody spoke.”
Lopez on red cards
“The two situations are different. In the Cup we agree that he’s red. There’s contact with him, we’ve learned that the player is in hospital, we hope he’ll be back playing soon.”
Lopez on Under
“We’ve changed formation. He used to play on the right. Now he’s better, he gives us so many things. He’s a different player. He’ll be an important player for the rest of the season.”
Lopez on the third Marseille goalkeeper
“Since I arrived here, Simon has done much more than us in training. He’s improving and that’s important. He’s a goalkeeper who represents OM’s future.”
Lopez on Malinovskyi
“I don’t know if it’s official. I played against him in Italy, he’s a very strong player, of good quality. He runs a lot on the pitch and this will do us a lot of good.”
Lopez on the accumulation of matches
“All players have the ability to play every three days. All matches are difficult, even the one against a N2 team. If we don’t do things right we won’t win games. Everyone knows it will be a difficult match against Troyes, we have to think to our good dynamics to win the three points”.
Lopez on the duel with Lens in the league
“Lens have started very well and are playing very well. There are many good teams like Rennes, Monaco and even Lyon. There are still four or five months to finish the season. We will see in the last five or six games how it can end It’s hard to know which team is going to stay up there.”
Lopez on the position of goalkeeper and rest in the Cup
“All matches are important. It’s the coach who decides who gets to play. It’s important that everyone feels good in the team. Every match is different. Everyone wants to play.”
Lopez on Ruben Blanco’s Cup match
“I watch Ruben every day in training, he’s improved a lot. He played an excellent game. We are a small family, we have good relations.
Drawing ? We have taken on a very strong team. If we want to win the cup, we have to win all the teams.”
Let’s go for the press conference
Pau Lopez approached the desk.
Meanwhile Ruslan Malinovskyi arrives
How announced in the past few hours, Ruslan Malinovskyi will join OM. The 29-year-old Ukrainian player arrived in Marseille on Monday, where he will have to undergo a medical examination in the next few hours. If the latter is successful, the contract will be signed and formalized during the day. The midfielder will be loaned out by Atalanta Bergamo, with a purchase obligation of 10 million euros excluding bonuses. On Tuesday he will train for the first time with his teammates and will be presented to the press during the week.
>> RMC Sport information on Malinovskyi’s signing
Igor Tudor in press conference at 14:00
The Marseille coach will answer journalists’ questions after training, scheduled for 11:30.
He is accompanied by Pau Lopez.
Good morning everyone
After qualifying for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, OM returns to the league on Wednesday before the away match in Troyes (21:00). Follow all the information before this match in this live broadcast on the RMC Sport website and app.