While Olympique de Marseille is 2nd in Ligue 1, the future of a major club player raises questions.
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If OM disappointed in the Champions League (4th in their group after a loss against Tottenham in stoppage time in the last match), and especially in the Coupe de France (elimination by Annecy in the quarter-finals after beating PSG on previous round), the Marseille club did not completely miss its season, thanks to the championship.
In Ligue 1, the club, led by Igor Tudor, is 2nd, 2 points ahead of Lens (3rd).
An inappropriate statement
However, all this is not completely satisfactory for Alexis Sanchez. In a press conference, the Chilean recently cast doubt on the continuation of the adventure on the Canebière, next season. The former Inter and FC Barcelona striker said he wanted “winning titles”. And except surprise, this will not be the case this season.
For Jérôme Rothen, on RMCthis outing by Alexis Sanchez is particularly inappropriate at this time of the season: “Yes, now is not the time”. According to the former Parisian, Alexis Sanchez is also too demanding with OM: “He is at the end of his career, but he knew the Marseille project when he arrived. (…) He never asked Pablo Longoria: ‘You are going to guarantee me high-end recruitment’. The club’s finances are like that today at OM”. For Jérôme Rothen, the Marseille club cannot compete with PSG in L1, as it stands.
A departure at the end of the season?
And the Chilean owes more to OM than the other way around: “(Alexis) Sanchez in his statements, he is wrong. Who revived the other in the affair between OM and Sanchez? As far as I know, when Sanchez signed, he didn’t say he had made an effort. On top of that, contrary to what he says, OM have shown ambition. According to Jérôme Rothen, the striker should have waited “the end of the year” to express oneself. There, his statement, “not trivial”prepared “A departure”.
“I hope to be wrong for the Marseille supporters. But be careful, don’t get too attached” concluded the former Monaco player.