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OM: A thunderclap to be expected for Payet? The answer
For the first match of the season, Igor Tudor preferred to place Dimitri Payet on the substitutes’ bench at kick-off. While the OM coach could make the same decision for the second day of Ligue 1, Dimitri Payet would not be in danger for his future.
When receiving Reims, Igor Tudor surprised everyone. Indeed, the new coach of theOM decided not to field Dimitri Payet in his starting XI for the first day of League 1. A choice that paid off, since the Marseillais won largely 4-1.
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“If he thinks he needs a player at such a time in the match…”
Asked about this choice, Igor Tudor explained himself clearly. “Dimitri is an important player, he is our captain. It’s just a choice for today’s game, the season is long. The five changes change football. Everyone is important now”confided the coach of theOM at the microphone of Prime Video before kick offOM-Reimsbefore giving a layer in a press conference.
“Payet, he is smart enough to understand the situation”
“It was my choice, but that doesn’t mean anything. The season is long. Dimitri trained well this week, he’s one of our captains. He will be important for us this season.”has explained Igor Tudor, the coach of theOM this Friday. This Sunday evening, the latter could make the same decision and decide to do without the services of Dimitri Payet at kick-off against Brest. Despite everything, this situation would have no impact on the future of Dmitri payet at theOM.
“He knows the season is going to be long and exciting with great things to do”
Indeed, according to an intimate in the locker room polled by The Parisian, Igor Tudor count on Dimitri Payet, who should understand the situation and give the maximum when he has his chance. “(Igor) Tudor wants to work with a group of 20 players. He intends to use the five changes, not based on a particular player, but on the tactical aspect or the management of events. If he thinks he needs a player at such a time in the match, he will put him on the pitch. As for (Dimitri) Payet, he is smart enough to understand the situation. He knows the season is going to be long and exciting with great things to do.”, said this source. It remains to be seen whether Dimitri Payet will make the difference from this Sunday evening against Brest.