how was the meeting between the players and Tudor

The OM players met Igor Tudor and his staff on Tuesday evening to put things straight as tensions emerged in the group over the coach’s brutal methods.

The OM players had an appointment at the Commanderie on Tuesday at 6 p.m. To train but not only. They had indeed scheduled a meeting with Igor Tudor and his staff to discuss the emerging tensions in the face of working methods considered brutal by many members of the workforce. According to La Provence, Pablo Longoria, president behind the arrival of the Croatian coach after the surprise departure of Jorge Sampaoli, was also present. He took the floor to play the appeasement card by recalling the requirements of the club, qualified for the group stages of the Champions League.

Communication and the rigid work environment mentioned

The leader considered his presence necessary to put things back on track and ensure that they did not deteriorate. According to L’Equipe, several themes were mentioned, including poor communication and the rigid framework put in place. Nothing more leaked from the exchanges which lasted quite a long time as the players appeared on the pitch at 7:20 p.m., even if they also attended a video session in the meantime. According to La Provence, the smiles had returned to the faces of the players. At the end of the session, Igor Tudor quickly left the scene without stopping in front of the fans present near the Commanderie, choosing what he normally does.

The Croatian now has four days to prepare for the reception of Reims on Sunday (8:45 p.m., 1st day of Ligue 1). A recovery in a tense climate after a very intense physical preparation, punctuated by poor results in friendly matches (one win, one draw, three defeats).

During this one, several players have tried Tudor’s scathing words since he took charge in early July. The coach was thus added with Gerson and Jordan Amavi. Others like Cengiz Under would also have paid the price. A freshness that contrasts with the warmer side of Jorge Sampaoli, his predecessor who is missed by several players. Dimitri Payet, captain who would not be enthusiastic about Tudor’s methods, for his part, asked to meet Longoria on behalf of the group. But the president confirms for the moment his confidence in the latter.

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