Tudor and Payet, the big explanation


In comments provided to L’Équipe, Igor Tudor takes stock of the situation of Dimitri Payet.

Currently 2nd in the standings, 7 points behind PSG and 2 points ahead of Lens, OM are preparing to host Montpellier, this Friday at the Vélodrome (9 p.m.), during the 29th day of Ligue 1. Polled by The Teamthe Marseille coach Igor Tudor finally explains the case of Dimitri Payet, snubbed by the technician since taking office last summer, but whose involvement remains highly appreciated.

Tudor simply believes that his football is not compatible with that of Payet, which does not detract from the player’s qualities: ” Dimitri has behaved very well, he has an extraordinary career. I see he likes this club, adds the Croatian technician. I don’t know if he will become a coach, but if he does in my opinion he will be good, because he watches the matches, he is in it, he talks to the team. You have to see him motivate them before they leave the locker room on game nights. I’m sorry about this situation, because he played very well last season, it was different football, at a different pace, more for his qualities. But me, this football, I don’t know how to do, and if I came here, I have to do what I know how to do and what I believe in. I have to follow my game idea and choose the ones that go with that idea”.

“I am sorry for this situation”

The 36-year-old Reunionese has made 22 appearances in the Marseille jersey, for 3 goals and 2 assists (in all competitions), he who has been banned in OM’s last three Ligue 1 outings. 840 minutes of game in all, far from his performance and the usual playing time of the international tricolor.

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