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Michel: “We were more dominant and confident”

Michel: “We were more dominant and confident”

Read below quotes of the coach of Olympiacos, Michel, in the post-match press conference of the Qarabag v Olympiacos tie.

During his post-match press conference of the Qarabag v Olympiacos away match, the coach of Olympiacos congratulated his players for their efforts.

In detail, quotes by the coach of Olympiacos:

Based on the team’s display, are you satisfied with the final result?
I would like to congratulate my players for their efforts. This is far from easy given the circumstances and it shows they are making progress all the time.

Olympiacos squad returns to Athens with players suffering injuries, largely caused by hits left unpunished. Any comments on the referee?
Being a referee is really difficult; almost as difficult as being a coach. Currently, referees do have some help; truth is that the hit on M’Vila was too hard to be only cautioned with a mere yellow card.

Were you affected by the atmosphere created by the fans?
When the stands are packed and the supporters create a nice atmosphere, even in favor of the opponent team, this is really beautiful. Qarabag fans maintained a great atmosphere, their side plays good football and they have every reason to be happy.

You set out with three central defenders, but then you changed formation and the team performed better. Will you abandon in the future that idea of playing with 3 central defenders?
When we started planning this match, we did not think of using 3 central defenders. We were thinking of having Ba in but his state of fitness was not the proper one. Then, we changed and performed better, and we are going to use that in the fixtures to come. This way, we wanted also to protect Vrsaljko who was at a weaker condition, but we were then forced to change our formation.

If you were to compare these two matches, what are the differences you come up with?
As I also said yesterday, out first match result was too cruel. We were not that bad to suffer a 3-0 loss. -0. Tonight, we managed to be more dominant and confident. The only thing we lacked was to score. In our first match, we paid the price and conceded a goal for every mistake we made. On top of that, Qarabag players have been playing together for a long time, they have the same coach for a long time, so it is not easy to face them. However, tonight we showed our true colors compared to the previous match.

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