Villas-Boas revels in Marseille's 'extraordinary feat' of finishing second in Ligue 1
NEW DELHI: Marseilles manager Andre Villas-Boas He is elated by the club's extraordinary feat of finishing second in Ligue 1, just behind Paris Saint Germain ( PSG ).
The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) ended the 2019-2020 football season on Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic, with PSG being declared as the champions of Ligue 1.
Villas-Boas took to Instagram and posted a long message delighting in the club's accomplishments.
French runner-up! What to say? What words to choose? Where to start What an extraordinary feat! So many moments of joy, so many explosions of feelings! Summarizing this season between brilliance and exceptional moments is too easy because it has been that way for several consecutive games, Villas-Boas wrote in French.
What has marked and often marks the chosen teams is the ability to reinvent themselves in the face of adversity, either when it hits rock bottom or when dreams escape us. We were a group! We were a team. We knew we were consistent and had the right word and the right reaction to each other, he added.
The manager then thanked the players for giving "everything in every game".
Thanks to all without exception. To my brilliant and matchless players who, with much effort and selflessness, gave everything in every game ... To all who participated in this wonderful journey, thank you, he said.
Villas-Boas also expressed concerns over the prevailing situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
In this feeling and in this desire to burst with joy, we are called to reason that alerts us to the sad moment in which we live. We would trade all the wins and trophies for each of the lives lost, Villas-Boas said.
For fans who are currently overwhelmed by these same feelings, who want to cry with joy but where the tear persists in retaining the passion, thank you! Thank you from the heart! His strength and sense of demand compelled us to respond. This victory is also yours, he added.
Villas-Boas concluded the message by dedicating the title to former Marseilles president Pape Diouf, who recently died.
"I would like to finish by dedicating this second place to the former Marseilles president Pape Diouf," he said.