Challenged in his methods by part of the OM locker room, coach Igor Tudor can count on the support of his president. Pablo Longoria was very clear with the disgruntled players by opening the door to them.
Work and give everything to allow theOlympic Marseille to progress under the orders of the new trainer Igor Tudor, this is the watchword that Pablo Longoria passed on. This week, the president of the Marseille club brought together all the players on his own initiative to remind them of their basic duties. And for those who do not want to adapt to the new methods put in place by the successor of Jorge Sampaoli, the exit door is open to them.
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Saturday at a press conference, Dimitri Payet agreed to talk about the somewhat tense context that animates the Marseille locker room. He also disputed the rumors which indicated that the players were behind the appointment with Pablo Longoria. ” Nothing has ever been requested by any player“, he assured the journalists. A version that The Team confirms this Saturday in these columns, the media explaining that it is indeed the Marseille leader who summoned his troops for an update.
« I chose the coach and he has my full support“, claimed Pablo Longoria, according to the sports daily. ” Those who are not happy can come see me in my office and we will find a solution for a transfer. A message that could not be clearer and that some will quickly take for themselves. Since taking office, Igor Tudor has had a few clashes with some of his men. With Gerson in particular, for an extremely tense exchange which ended in a “front against front”.
Jordan Amavi has also suffered the law of the Croatian coach, he who is now excluded from the group and who finds himself isolated alongside the undesirable Kevin Strootman. Finally, Mattéo Guendouzi is the latest to have fallen out with his coach. It was last Sunday during the friendly defeat against AC Milan. A lively discussion during the break, a turn in the shower and the tricolor international, holder at the kickoff, did not return for the second period. Since then, Pablo Longoria has put things right, but the atmosphere remains tense. It remains to be seen how OM will start their season this Sunday against Reims (8:45 p.m.).