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Before the arrival of Sampaoli, Payet hopes "a coach who helps us" at OM


Motivated and optimistic, Dimitri Payet is waiting firmly for Jorge Sampaoli in Marseille before the trip to the Lille leader on Wednesday.

The time has come for remobilization at the Olympique de Marseille.

The arrival of American owner Frank McCourt on Monday, which preceded that of new coach Jorge Sampaoli on Tuesday, is primarily due to reasons outside the field.

But the players are not closed to the context.

"He has always been there to support us, he has never let us down," said attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet at a press conference, in the tough image of his team in recent weeks, even months.

“It would be better with victories, recognized Payet.

We have the impression of progressing, of gradually regaining our level.

We are starting to have more interesting content. ”

Payet (33) does not shy away from his declining form, "but that does not call into question my love and my will to succeed here".

"This is what excites me in this city, we can not rest on its laurels," he said positively.

"Me, what I would like is to win matches, and whatever the way of doing"

Dimitri Payet

Is it in the greatest adversity that OM can find this “benchmark match” that Payet mentioned?

The Phocéens travel to Lille, leader of Ligue 1, this Wednesday (9 p.m.).

It could be the last league game led by Nasser Larguet, who will return to his job as a trainer to make way for Argentina's Jorge Sampaoli on the bench.

"We need a coach who takes us into a game project that can suit us, replied Payet when asked about the comparison with Marcelo Bielsa.

Yes, we need a coach to help us. ”

Payet's equalizing goal in Nantes on February 20 (1-1)

Isolated for seven days after his plane trip, Sampaoli has not yet taken the reins of OM.

For now, there are acknowledgments to distribute.

“It brought calm, established healthy competition,” praised Payet of Larguet.

The former Lille, Nantes and Stéphanois also had tender words for André Villas-Boas, sacked when he presented his resignation a month ago: “For a year and a half, he has been able to help us progress.

All the players, me first, we did what it takes to keep him there when it was hot with management.

And we thank him for everything he has given us. "

Villas-Boas is a thing of the past.

Not Payet nor his flame for victory, a necessity these days at OM.

"Me, what I would like, is to win matches, and whatever the way of doing", summarized Payet.

Sampaoli is warned.

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Source: lefigaro

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