The coach was delighted to rejoice with the winger as they sealed a second win in a row
Jorge Sampaoli singled out Florian Thauvin for reward after the Marseille winger devoted his aim in opposition to Brest to his new coach.
Thauvin struck late within the recreation to revive Marseille’s lead and celebrated with Sampaoli, who was in a position to mark his birthday with a win as Michael Cuisance went on to attain in stoppage time to make it 3-1 to the hosts.
The victory is Marseille’s second since Sampaoli took cost of the staff because the Argentine’s reign began with a 1-Zero win in opposition to Rennes on Wednesday.
What did Sampaoli say?
The 61-year-old was blissful to safe the three factors from a troublesome match and believes his staff’s techniques have been much less influential than the emotion of the sport.
“Thauvin’s aim was essential for us. Flo Thauvin actually wished to mark this night and he got here to dedicate it to me for my birthday,” Sampaoli stated in a press convention.
“The vitality that the staff have been in a position to put in and the adjustments they’ve managed to make have enabled us to go for this victory.
“With the vitality, the desire, we’ll now have the ability to progress within the recreation. It is a victory based mostly extra on the emotional than on the techniques.”
What did Thauvin say?
Marseille had received simply certainly one of their final 11 matches in Ligue 1 earlier than Sampaoli’s arrival and Thauvin is relieved to see his facet flip their kind round.
“It was an actual check to see if we may put collectively two victories. It was not straightforward however we did it. There was a vital contribution from the substitutes. It allowed us to complete the match off.
“I am blissful to see OM with that [happy] face once more, it is good for us, for the supporters. Hopefully we are able to proceed. We may have every week to work properly.”
Dimitri Payet, who arrange Arkadiusz Milik for the opening aim early within the second half earlier than Lilian Brassier equalised for Brest, hopes OM can construct on their optimistic begin below Sampaoli.
“We should congratulate Brest who tried to play,” he advised Canal+.
“Between Luis Henrique and Cuisance, we noticed that the substitutes have been decisive, as at the beginning of the week [against Rennes].
“That is six factors in two video games, it’s extremely encouraging for the longer term. This permits us to have a quieter week to relaxation and work.”
What subsequent for Marseille?
Marseille, who are actually fifth in Ligue 1, will face Good within the French prime flight subsequent week.
They are going to then host Dijon on April 4.