Completely overwhelmed Sunday evening during the Classico between Olympique de Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain (0-3) at the Vélodrome stadium, Eric Bailly did not escape the many criticisms of the various media and consultants.
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Author of a good performance in the first leg at the Parc des Princes, the Ivorian defender this time took on water against the speed of Kylian Mbappé and the Parisian attack in general. The absence of Chancel Mbemba, suspended for this Classico, has done a lot of harm to OM and Bailly risks remembering his ordeal experienced at the end of this 25th day of Ligue 1 for a long time.
Henry turns on Bailly
After praising Kylian Mbappé, Thierry Henry did not hesitate to point out the many shortcomings displayed by the Marseille central defender during this meeting. “Eric Bailly, it’s not possible to be so low in every action. So, I understand, the speed is scary, but, all the same, you also have to be a little brave (…) He was too far from him throughout the game. Balerdi had to come and compensate. At some point, you can’t be that far from your opponent.” dropped the consultant of Premium Video.
Released in the 66th minute, the player on loan from Manchester United spent a nightmarish evening until the end. Replaced by Jonathan Clauss, Bailly joined the bench under the whistles of his own public. Despite this heavy defeat, OM remain second in Ligue 1 but see PSG escape in the lead with an eight-point lead 13 days from the end of the championship. The Olympian club will quickly have to refocus on its quarter-final of the Coupe de France scheduled for this Wednesday (9:00 p.m.) against Annecy at the Stade Vélodrome. It will then be necessary to continue with a perilous trip to Rennes next Sunday in Ligue 1.