Marseille manager Igor Tudor had high praise for midfielder Valentin Rongier after his team’s 2-1 away win against Reims in Ligue 1. The victory was particularly impressive as it broke Reims manager Will Still’s unbeaten run since the end of September. The following was said on Amazon Prime Video.
Tudor was impressed with Rongier’s performance, describing him as “incredible” and likening him to a robot. “Rongier is a mix of Swiss and German that we have brought to France. He anticipates, he is fantastic. He’s like a robot,” said Tudor.
However, despite the win, Tudor was quick to acknowledge a difficult second half fo the Olympians. “We stopped playing in the second half. I was telling them to continue, but there was tension. There’s no such thing as easy matches,” he said. “I don’t look at the standings. It’s good to be in second place, but I take each game as it comes.”
Tudor also noted that the demands placed on players in France are particularly high, making it more difficult for them to perform at their best. “What we ask for is very demanding. In Italy, it’s easier because there are more players who do that. In France, it’s much more difficult, there are physically powerful players,” he said.
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