Present at a press conference on Wednesday, the president of Olympique de Marseille Pablo Longoria answered, with authority, all the hot issues of the Marseille club. The Spaniard sent several particularly clear messages.
Pablo Longoria released his truths.
At ease in front of the media, the president of Olympique de Marseille Pablo Longoria did not miss the opportunity to get his messages across. Present this Wednesday at a press conference for the presentation of the latest recruits, the Spaniard did not escape questions about the burning news of the Marseille club.
Obviously prepared for such questions, the Olympian leader carried out a particularly strong overall review.
Tudor authority reaffirms, Dieng example
Unsurprisingly, Longoria was immediately invited to speak about the exceptional meeting on Tuesday at the Commanderie with coach Igor Tudor and the players. While the Marseille executives have called for this discussion in order to smooth out the situation after a heavy summer preparation with many frictions with the Croatian technician (see article here), the authority of the former defender was reaffirmed. An intervention in front of the group was part of the codes. Normally, all my private conversations are not disclosed publicly. Locker room things should stay in the locker room. It’s a code in a club, this is the first pointhe first recalls.
The second point, which I consider important, is to remember that the club’s message has not changed since the presentation of Igor Tudor. From the first day, we talked about demands, work, discipline with everyone in the same direction. Since I arrived here, we have always said that it was important to tell each other things, to take the same direction: the supporters, the players, the coach and the club. I would also like to recall something from the presentation of Tudor. It was his first question: there is the club, the coach and the players (with a wave of the hand to indicate the order, editor’s note). Yesterday we remembered all these thingshas how the Iber, which therefore comforts the Tudor agreement power.
And a particular case will have to adapt to this new reality: Bamba Dieng. Pushed out due to his high market value this summer, the striker refuses to leave. And while many fans defend the Senegalese international in relation to his downgrading in the attacking hierarchy, the OM boss was very clear. On Bamba Dieng, he is a player under contract with the club. Performance, hierarchy, these are things judged by daily training. In football, there is no passhe warned.
It’s now, the next practice, the last game, the next game, what you did yesterday and today. It’s not public communication, but what you do on a daily basis. He is a very important player, we know him, we are talking about a real talent with a lot of impact on his first full season in Ligue 1. A player with value, but we must remember the values of modern sport, insisted Longoria. A way of bringing, once again, its support Tudor, who reproaches Dieng for his extra pounds (see article here).
Expected movements, the Veretout controversy annoys him!
If a departure for the African remains possible, he is obviously not the only one invited to pack his bags. While winger Konrad de la Fuente is expected to take charge of Valladolid, Longoria has confirmed several moves to come with a desire to downsize but also strengthen the current squad. We are happy with the development of the transfer window so far. It’s true, as we said last time, there are too many players to start the season, we want a group of 22 players, with 2 goalkeepers, that’s the final goal for the end of the transfer window. , he announced. We need to recruit players, because we want to speed up the process of changing from one style to another (from Sampaoli Tudor, editor’s note). But you also have to get players out. Some moves are getting closer. And we must continue to develop our strategy until August 31.
Relaunched on the individual cases of AS Roma midfielder Jordan Veretout and Inter Milan striker Alexis Sanchez, the OM boss refused to say too much. I don’t like talking about individual players. We are talking about two players with an international level. From Jordan Veretout, who has been performing for 5 years in a demanding championship like Italy. Then Alexis Sanchez, if we look at his history and his current statistics, at a very high level, he has won in all the countries where he has played. They both have a high level of adaptability to our squad, but they are players who are still linked to Roma and Inter. We must respect the choices of the clubsdelayed Longoria, who still seems confident on both issues.
However, the Phoenician president has still displayed his annoyance at the Veretout controversy, whose possible recruitment is rejected by some fans on social networks because of a court case linked to his in-laws. There is a question in life, it is to make moral concessions and to judge a situation. I ask questions: is he convicted? Ok… There’s a guess he did something. Is it a guess or a fact? Because I can make assumptions about other things. Then there are other questions. You have to look yourself in the eye, be honest. In life, of course, you have to have ethics, values, righteousness. But beware of people’s judgment. A rumor is a reflection of current life with social networks. Popularly judging someone for a guess, right? Is it morally acceptable? We need to reflect on this current society. That’s my point of view, always respect people, finished Longoria. A cash speech on all points.
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