OM: Payet, Gerson, the transfer window… Tudor’s confessions

Igor Tudor spoke on the hot issues of OM, this Wednesday, at a press conference. The Croatian technician notably mentioned the cases of Dimitri Payet and Gerson. He also released some information on the transfer window.

Igor Tudor, Olympique de Marseille OM Marseille

After more than a month and a half of abstinence, Igor Tudor returned to the press room on Wednesday. The technician answered many questions, some of them on sensitive topics. He also mentioned winter recruitment, which should focus on the attacking sector.

The OM coach first commented on the return to form of Dimitri Payet. The Reunionese was dazzling against Monaco, before the international break, and scored 2 goals in friendly matches in recent weeks: “He scored some great goals, I always thought he was important, even though he wasn’t playing. We had to make choices in terms of the attack at the numerical level. With Harit’s injury and the choices we made on Suarez and Gerson, we may have to make some changes.”did he declare.

“If we had a few more goals…”

The former Verona coach, on the other hand, was less talkative about Gerson, who could return to Flamengo: “You know the situation. Yes, he is about to leave. » He also gave indications on the winter transfer window. OM could recruit attacking elements: “It is a request taken jointly with the club, it is a factual question. It’s normal that we need to recruit quality players, capable of scoring. If we could have had a few more goals, we would be in a better situation. »

Many leads have already appeared in the media. Some of them, such as those of Florian Thauvin (Tigers) and Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan) have already been denied. The club has so far been more active in the departures sector. Luis Suarez has returned to La Liga in Almeria, while Isaak Touré is reportedly close to joining AJ Auxerre (information from RMC Sports).

While waiting for the arrival of recruits, OM have an appointment with the TFC on Thursday at the Orange Vélodrome stadium. The formation of Philippe Montanier was one of the surprises of the first part of the season. The case is far from a foregone conclusion for the Phocaeans, despite the presence of an audience still as numerous. The Marseillais will play for the 11e consecutive time in a sold-out venue, in front of more than 60,000 spectators…

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