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'We're rubbish!' - Thauvin furious after Bordeaux defeat

The World Cup winner had a night to forget, as Marseille suffered a crucial 2-0 defeat against Bordeaux, probably ending their hopes of qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League.

Florian Thauvin expressed his disappointment at his team's inability to maintain some level of consistency to get where they should be in his eyes, in the Champions League spots. After Friday night's defeat, Marseille are now fifth, and eight points below Lyon, who currently occupy third and the final Champions League spot, yet Marseille have played a game more than Lyon.

What is remarkable, is that Marseille have still managed to hold on to fifth despite them having a total of 11 league losses throughout the season, whilst all of the teams up until Angers, have lost less than them. To put this into perspective, Angers are currently sitting in 12th, yet have only lost on nine occasions.

This sprung an element of frustration in Thauvin, who was extremely negative in his post-match interview, saying that "it's over", and being extremely fed up with the low ambition that the club has, adding that "It's the same story every season. I'm fed up. For a top-three finish,".

Thauvin has been one of the league's top performers throughout the season, scoring 13 goals in 28 league appearances, whilst also assisting another six goals. However, he is extremely frustrated at the idea of just wanting Champions League qualification, as to him "even if we get into Champions League, what's the point? We're rubbish."

Whilst Thauvin has a contract that is set to last until 2021, these comments will surely not go down well with the Marseille faithful, and with the 26-year-old only being outscored by Nicolas Pepe, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe, he will probably attract interest from elsewhere.

Marseille still have seven more fixtures in the league to play, one of which being against fellow Champions League qualification contenders Lyon.


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