not having a good time Alexis Sanchez in France. Olympique de Marseille added its third consecutive loss and this time it was for the Champions League.
With the 2-1 loss against Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany, the cast of the Chilean complicated their options to go to the round of 16. And since he is bottom of his group, he is also in danger to advance to the Europa League.
Alexis Sánchez was very lonely on the pitch and still managed to have two clear scoring chances. The French press was very critical of coach Igor Tudor’s approach and defended the Chilean striker.
L’Equipe, one of the most prestigious media outlets in Europe, headlined with a drastic “Sanchez alone”. “OM, defensively disorganized, could not count on enough offensive presence to come back, despite the effort of the Chilean striker”they pointed.
“He shouted to himself running in all directions, looking for preferential positions, fighting within a strong, solid defensive trio”explained L’Equipe.
Eurosport was more critical, writing that “An occasion symbolized his evening, the one in which he finally received a good ball that unfortunately ruined”. In addition, he elaborated that “The image of an extremely frustrating afternoon where the Chilean essentially ran in a vacuum, to no avail, despite a clear desire to lift his team. Sánchez only had crumbs, but he was still almost decisive with a free kick well taken by Trapp”.
Finally, in the same line of defense as the Chilean, FranceTV pointed out that “Alexis Sánchez walked every inch of the opposite half of the court, as usual. And they have assisted him very little, as always in recent weeks. It’s hard to blame him for that, as it’s the tactical limit of Igor Tudor’s system.”