Press conferences are linked in Marseille! Yesterday, President Pablo Longoria appeared in front of the media to review all the news of the Marseille club for an hour. This Thursday, it was the turn of Valentin Rongier and Jorge Sampaoli to answer journalists’ questions during the traditional pre-match press point. And the followers of the Olympian club have notably addressed the subject Dimitri Payet. In the rough for a good part of the season, the Frenchman, singled out in particular for his weight gain, is coming back well.
Unloaded from 7 kgs, the footballer born in 87 was a scorer in the last two matches of Ligue 1 Uber Eats (1 goal against Lorient, 2 against Reims). He also chained the assists. Payet regains color under the orders of Jorge Sampaoli. A coach who was able to re-motivate him by asking him in particular to return to his best level, as when he was at West Ham, explained The team. Enough to make a whole club smile. In a press conference, Valentin Rongier was delighted for the former Lille player.
Help Payet to return to his best level and be more consistent
“I think it’s a reflection of the team too. Dimitri, we know his quality, we know what he can do. If at the moment he is performing well, it is no coincidence. He works a lot. There is also the dynamic of the team which allows it to be even more efficient ”. An opinion shared by his trainer. “Dimitri is a player who is increasingly strong mentally, that is the most important. He plays closer and closer to the opposing goal. He is progressing in assists and goals. He seems to have understood the game mode we want to set up. He is enthusiastic about it. We hope that it will be maintained over time. The hardest part for a coach is to make it all last over time. I believe in his abilities. I hope he will continue to improve on a daily basis ”.
On the right track, Dimitri Payet will have to show consistency. What he lacked during his career, where he alternated the good, even sometimes the very good, and the less good. Jorge Sampaoli wants to erase that. “In relation to his career, it is understanding the why of his irregularities, diagnosing and giving the tools so that he does not reproduce it again, that football is up to its various other temptations, that it is the priority and let him be focused on the game. Today, it’s hard for a player and it’s up to us to give them the tools to keep the level of concentration above the rest ”. Valuable advice that the French will certainly listen to!