first team / Club Statement

OL’s reaction to OM comments

Published on the 16 October 2006 à 18:04

Olympique Lyonnais, currently travelling in Kiev, was very surprised by the contrived verbal attacks launched by Olympique de Marseille just days before the two sides meet at the Stade Vélodrome.

It is not OL’s habit to respond to this type of insinuation, designed purely tp pressure the referee before next weekend’s game between OM and OL.

Olympique Lyonnais, who are currently in Kiev preparing for their Champions League match, will therefore make no comment on the strategy employed by Marseille.

Nonetheless, the club would like to state that the comments made by Gérard HOULLIER (quoted in L’Equipe, 19/09/2006) were in no way aggressive or disrespectful of Olympique de Marseille, quite the opposite.

Judging by the current quality of their team, Olympique de Marseille does not need to rely on such strategies, which don’t fool anyone, to rediscover the summits of football, as their excellent start to the season indicates.