Today, when it comes to Jorge Sampaoli’s Olympique de Marseille, the comments are very complimentary. As usual, the Argentine coach offers an attacking style of play, a little unbalanced, but very attractive. Suffice to say that the spectators in the stands and the viewers are not bored. The start of the season for Dimitri Payet’s partners is also very successful.
While waiting to replay the match against Nice, OM are second in the Ligue 1 standings and can come back two short lengths of Paris Saint-Germain in case of success against the Aiglons. On paper, everything is going wonderfully. But Sampaoli knows that he will have to be very careful in his management of men. If he does not hesitate to impose his choices without justifying himself, the Argentine still has egos to manage.
Lately, the Marseille coach had also announced that the busy schedule was going to force him to run anyway. What may bring a smile to some elements frustrated by the very low playing time granted by their coach. One thing is certain: Sampaoli takes precautions. Thereby, The team teaches us that this decided turnover also allows the South American technician to preserve some of his elements.
Clearly, the newspaper indicates that Sampaoli does not want players to have the label of the coach’s darling. Ardently desired by the Argentinian, Gerson is also one of the cases to which AVB’s successor is paying attention. Established three times in five appearances in Ligue 1 (1 goal, 1 assist), the Brazilian said he was satisfied with his adaptation to French football. But the sports daily affirms that the services and playing time granted to the most expensive recruit of the Marseille summer transfer window (€ 25 million) are being watched by some members of the locker room. Not enough to make waves for the moment and the Argentine is watching.