Olympique de Marseille and LOSC parted in a sad draw (0-0) offering a disastrous spectacle to the public at the Vélodrome stadium on Saturday evening. A performance by the Olympians punctuated by a shower of whistles from the stands. Gennaro Gattuso, the OM coach, accepted the judgment even if he found that tactically, his team had played “a great match.”

“We knew it would be a difficult match and that everything could not be perfect. I am happy with the performance of my players. I understand the public’s disappointment, people pay for their tickets. But we are professionals, these are things that we must accept,” confided the former midfielder, focusing on the case of Aubameyang, targeted by the supporters at the time of his exit: “We must react with work, with determination. Pierre-Emerick is 34 years old, he has had an incredible career. My role is to defend all my players to the death.”

Despite this new poor performance, the Transalpine team is confident about OM’s stated objectives and the team’s ability to get a podium at the end of the season: “I have confidence in my team, they are progressing, they are is on the right path. I am happy with my players. With more luck, we could have obtained a better result. Against Monaco and Nice, we performed well. It’s a group that I wouldn’t change against any team in Ligue 1.”