This Thursday, Olympique de Marseille will play their Conference League quarter-final first leg against PAOK Salonika. However, only 30,000 people are expected at the Orange Vélodrome. At a press conference this Wednesday, Amine Harit mentioned the fact that he expected more: “ it’s the Vélodrome, it’s a stadium that needs to be full to feel this enthusiasm. It’s a quarter of the European Cup, it’s a little thing in addition to playing a quarter. We hope the stadium will be full tomorrow “.
Jorge Sampaoli, who passed just after the Moroccan, explained to him what he felt about this: ” there is a difference in motivation sometimes, that was the case in Basel or Qarabag. This means that for the people of Marseille, the championship is more important to them than the Conference League. I would like to see the Velodrome enthusiastic for the European Cup. That would take us to the semi-finals. It will depend on the team. The team that generates this enthusiasm. The stadium fills up as a result. It is sure that when the team gives people what they expect, the stadium fills up. There is an economic question. Maybe people can’t go to two matches in a row. If we pass turns, maybe the stadium will fill up “.