Beaten by Rennes (0-2) this Saturday, during the penultimate day of Ligue 1, Marseille left their 2nd place in the standings to Monaco, which has a better goal difference (+25 against +21) , and now ranks 3rd. OM are therefore no longer in control of their destiny in the race for direct qualification for the Champions League, but Marseille midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi (23 years old, 37 games and 4 goals in L1 this season) nevertheless wanted to play down the situation.
“We really missed our first half, that’s what got us into it. The second half was better, but it wasn’t enough to be able to compete. We’ll have to be lucky in the last game. We’re going to focus first to win against Strasbourg, it will be difficult because they are also playing a place for Europe. Anything can happen on the last match. We want to finish 2nd to qualify directly for the Champions League, but if we have to pass through the play-offs, we will go. The objective is to qualify for the Champions League”, recalled the Olympian in the mixed zone.
OM will have to do well at home against Strasbourg and count on a misstep from Monaco, who will go to Lens, to regain their 2nd place next Saturday.