Igor Tudor was at a press conference this Friday before Olympique de Marseille moved to Clermont this Saturday (9:00 p.m.) as part of the 23rd day of Ligue 1.
Asked about his coaching career, the Olympian coach admitted that this job was very demanding mentally, especially in a club like OM. “I stopped my playing career at 29, I tried this career as a coach and I liked it. I could stop soon enough because it’s a very stressful job”explained Tudor before speaking about the intelligence of his current group. “I think it’s a difficult quality to measure but it’s very important. How many times did I have to repeat things when I started as a coach (in Croatia)? What matters is the brain. You can repeat things 30x to a player and they won’t. But I consider myself lucky with this group”he continued.
Two days after his exploit at the Vélodrome against Paris, the emotion fell in the OM locker room, which must already prepare for its match against Clermont, tomorrow evening (9 p.m.)#OM #TeamOM #ClermontOM https://t.co/66qK117BHR
– Provence OM (@OMLaProvence) February 10, 2023
PSG, Marseille fervor…
After the defeat against OGC Nice last Sunday at the Vélodrome (1-3) in the league, the Olympian club reacted perfectly this week by taking out PSG at the stage of the knockout stages of the Coupe de France (2-1). “It was one of our best matches. It pushes us to do even better, there was a good symbiosis with the supporters (…) I think this is the path to take, to go beyond the pitfalls and fatigue. We will still have to surpass ourselves tomorrow and leave the rest aside”released Tudor in front of the media.
Tudor’s warning before Clermont
Tudor then warned his players about possible overconfidence before the game against Clermont. “The concept of favorite doesn’t really exist. You can stumble thinking you’re a favourite. You have to be the best version of yourself, do your best, you have to focus on yourself, I try to pass that on to the players”he concluded.