Marseille victims of unfair treatment, says Anigo
05 March 2014, 19:01
Marseille - Marseille coach Jose Anigo accused French football authorities of treating his team unfairly over their clash with Nice on Friday night.
The game at the Stade Velodrome comes just 48 hours after a busy midweek card of international friendlies and Anigo says that due to the number of his players involved, Marseille will be unfairly penalised.
"I'm worried about the Nice match. It's costing us 50,000 euros ($68,600) in planes we're sending to repatriate (the players) so we can assemble the night before the game, with just one training session," said Anigo at a press conference on Wednesday.
Marseille appealed to have the game moved to ensure a "fair championship", but without success.
As it is, they are sending members of staff to various corners of Europe, such as Montenegro, Portugal and Spain, to ensure players get the first available flight back home after their Wednesday night matches.
Steve Mandanda, Mathieu Valbuena and Dimitri Payet will be with France in Paris, Nicolas Nkoulou is with Cameroon in Portugal, while Ghanaian Andre Ayew is playing in Montenegro and Tunisian Saber Khalia is with his country in Barcelona for a game against Colombia.