Luiz Gustavo (OM) did not mince words in a press conference.
A little more than 48 hours of the receipt of the Olympique Lyonnais football team, scheduled on Sunday evening (21 hours, Stade Velodrome) at the closing ceremony of the 36th day of Ligue 1, Luiz Gustavo, the midfielder of Olympique de Marseille, has had the honors of the press conference. The Brazilian has hammered strong words, indulging in a little confession and sending many messages and advice to the group player and management.
Usually, the press conference of players are often flat, shipped in a few short minutes with many common places, heard weekly on the four corners of France. The one held by Luiz Gustavo, on this Friday afternoon, proved to be far different. Right in his boots, and with a sincerity that is obvious, the sentinel of the Olympic of Marseille (31 years old) is back on the season, especially delicate crossed by his team, also assuming its share of responsibility in this failure.
“It was the opportunity of my life…”
“I have made mistakes, as any human being. I ran out of regularity. But there are responsibilities that I couldn’t deal with all alone. I had talked with the coach. I have done all the efforts to finish this season. I have set the things with the people concerned,” said the Auriverde, which is then delivered to a small revelation : “I had the opportunity to go (in China), it was the opportunity of my life, an opportunity for which I have worked all my life… But I’m still here, I can’t tell you more, but I can tell you that it was really the opportunity of my life.”
“I love the fans and the club. I am very happy to be here. I focus on the OM and everything that is past is past”, quickly chained the former player of VfL Wolfsburg as to ensure that all of this was well digested… The number 19 of the Heaven-and-White is then slit to a more comprehensive analysis to attempt to explain the failure olympian in this year 2018-2019 : “the Whole world is responsible for this bad season. We have done a lot of things that we didn’t need to do or avoid. Not everyone makes the best choices”, has it launched, and conclude with a strong message.
“Find a team at the same level as the institution”
Man of experience and player talent, the Brazilian, if he came to stay on the Canebière, doesn’t relive the same mishaps next year. To avoid this, the direction of marseilles will, according to him, the need for setting a clear direction : “The leaders are going to have to say who will stay or go, to say what is the project for the club, what are the specific goals of the club. You must be a club challenging for the supporters. I hope that this will be a good solution for the club is the biggest club in France, it is necessary to find a team at the same level as the institution.”