Questioned at a press conference on Wednesday, Boubacar Kamara came back on his big mistake during Rennes-OM.
It was as number 6 in the 4-3-3 of André Villas-Boas that Boubacar Kamara again evolved last Friday, during OM’s victory snatched in the lair of Stade Rennais (0-1), on behalf of the 20th day of Ligue 1. Covered by his cronies of the central hinge, the Marseillais of 20 years scratched many balls in the battle of the midfield, even if he could have seen red after a big sole on Eduardo Camavinga, at the start of the second period.
The people of Rennes were furious after the game and Kamara understands them. “They lost, it’s normal that they react like that. He is a colleague (Camavinga) I am with him in selection (in Hope), I did not go to him to hurt him. There was a long ball, he kicked off at the last moment and I couldn’t stop. Afterwards, the referee decided that it did not deserve red. The Rennes people, what they say, I don’t care a bit. We won, this is the most important. It’s normal, in quotes, that they rage“, He replied on Wednesday to the press.
A totally absurd statement
In the process, “AVB” completely lowered the Rennes players and in particular a Damien Da Silva who accused the Phocaeans of wanting to hurt them on the field: “I think he totally missed his statement. I can’t find any other explanation. It’s a match, it’s up to the referee to judge the actions, if there is yellow or red. No instructions were given to play hard to injure the Rennes players. I don’t think he speaks French badly, you can’t say it was badly translated. (…) This is a completely absurd statement“
The Portuguese coach also accused Hamari Traoré of having “slowed the start of the 2nd period because he was unmanageable in his head and was looking for confrontations with everyone“, When the two teams had already rubbed shoulders after returning from the locker room after the first act, Kevin Strootman having visibly insulted the president of the SRFC Olivier Létang. This Rennes-OM is not quite finished …