Since his return to the Montpellier bench, Michel Der Zakarian can boast of having completely revived La Paillade. The Hérault club, which was vegetating at the bottom of the Ligue 1 classification, had a string of successes to return to the soft underbelly and secure its place in Ligue 1. A positive dynamic which requires confirmation in Marseille, from Friday, during a trip perilous.
What will be the tactical approach of Montpellier for this match? Michel Der Zakarian, often placed in the caste of defensive coaches, absolutely wants to get rid of this image.
Der Zakarian gets annoyed
” Management must simply want to work with mehe dropped in remarks granted to RMC. Me, I was denigrated a lot because it was said that I was a defensive coach. Pfff… It’s nonsense! It’s nonsense because I don’t have that speech with my players. I want to score, that my teams score goals. Afterwards, it all depends on the quality of the squad you have and the players you have. »
” When you want to play and press high, you need players who go quickly behind otherwise you are also going to suicidecontinued Der Zakarian. You have to be able to have players who have a huge physique to press high, to keep the ball. To hold the ball high, you need technique. And when you don’t have the ball, you have to defend. Me, that’s what I was taught, that’s what Suaudeau taught me. He was a great coach too and when you don’t have the ball, you had to defend behind to use it“, he concluded.