Former Arsenal star midfielder Samir Nasri offered advice to Tottenham ahead of their match against Olympique Marseille. Speaking to Canal+ via GFFN, the 35-year-old footballer reminded Antonio Conte of the style of play of the French team, and hinted that the game should not be taken lightly.
Both teams approach the encounter very seriously and both have had a great start to the season. Tottenham have had a brilliant start to the campaign without defeats, and are in third place on goal difference with Manchester City.
Spurs intends to go far in many competitions this season, including Europe. Although the Italian specialist’s record in UCL is meager, the club from North London is ambitious of their chances to proceed into the play-off.
Despite winning titles with the likes of Juventus, Chelsea and Inter, Conte has never made it past the quarterfinals of any major European competition in his coaching career. Some pundits are skeptical that he can achieve that with the London team. Nevertheless, the quality of the players allow Tottenham to stay optimistic.
Olympique Marseille has a high level of players. Among them are Nuno Tavares, Matteo Guendouzi and Alexis Sanchez, who can give trouble to any team, not only Tottenham.
Nasri warned Antonio Conte’s team, and answered the question about the chances of both teams this Wednesday.
“Spurs struggle when they have to play ball, they are more a transition team. So there might be something to be done there for OM.”
Marseille is second in Ligue 1, behind PSG only on goal difference. The French club is off to a great start to the season, although they are not going to England as a favorite, Antonio Conte’s team will have to work hard to ensure a positive result.