Jérôme Rothen castigated this Monday the behavior of Igor Tudor since his arrival on the OM bench. In the show Rothen ignites on RMC, our consultant regretted the management of the Marseille locker room by the Croatian coach.
The day after a successful first in Ligue 1 against Reims (4-1), Igor Tudor has not yet silenced all the critics. Whistled by some of the Marseille supporters before the match against the Champenois, the Croatian coach also drew the wrath … of Jérome Rothen. Not for the game offered so far, no, but for its behavior.
This Monday, the member of Dream Team RMC Sport pointed out the attitude of Jorge Sampaoli’s successor since he arrived in Marseille. “What I saw on the pitch (against Reims) mainly belongs to the players, we cannot say that over the current preparation period, that’s it, there is a Tudor touch, launched the former midfielder. the French team on the show Rothen ignites. What I just see is that he calls everything into question in relation to what had been put in place by Sampaoli. I don’t mind that there have been changes at the club, that he arrived late, but I have the impression that he takes himself for another. In relation to his statements, in relation to his ‘body language’, as they say…”
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“Tudor makes me think of Vahid Halilhodzic as a younger one”
Arrived very quickly after the resignation of Jorge Sampaoli, Igor Tudor was very demanding with his group during the summer preparation. Perhaps too much since the former defender of Juventus found himself at the heart of some tensions with several players. “I don’t understand how he can set the locker room on fire in a very short time. Everything was going well in Marseille, said the member of the Dream Team RMC Sport. So yes there was the departure of Sampaoli, but there was a good atmosphere between the players, they snatched second place… We highlighted this atmosphere in the locker room, by the way.”
And Jérôme Rothen to compare Igor Tudor with a very demanding coach he met at PSG: “And there it is the Bérézina because we have a coach who is very tough. I have known some in my career. Frankly , Tudor reminds me of Vahid Halilhodzic when he was younger. And Vahid had a past as a coach. Tudor’s leaves something to be desired… So he has to calm down and really put OM’s ambitions forward , as well as the leaders of the locker room thanks to whom OM won 2nd place last season.”
Bodmer backs Tudor, Rothen fears the worst after first defeat
So far so good on the sporting level. Despite a lack of results during the pre-season, OM signed a convincing victory against Reims at the start of the Ligue 1 season, in style. After this great success, Mathieu Bodmer asks him for patience for the Marseille coach.
“You have to be a little indulgent with him and give him time. What I saw on Sunday evening, I found it really interesting, with intensity, races, strong choices…, estimated the ex-PSG and Lille midfielder. I think he is helped by the pistons too, but I found the Marseille team consistent, apart from the little scare at the end of the match. But for a first match of the season I found it interesting.”
But if the current sporting director of Le Havre has rather shown optimism for the rest of the season for the Marseille team, Jérôme Rothen expects the worst. “The problem with such an atmosphere is that at the first defeat, there will be a total fracture with his group, concluded the left leg of Dream Team RMC Sport. put in place with the public, while the championship is just beginning.”