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OM: lively altercation between Tudor and Guendouzi, the fire smolders before the first match of the season

2022-08-06T10:13:05.061Z

The international midfielder took the lead with his new coach before the reception of Reims this Sunday.



Igor Tudor does not only make friends in the Marseille locker room.

Inducted in July to compensate for the sudden departure of Jorge Sampaoli, the Croatian technician quickly put in place a strong management at OM.

And some executives, nostalgic for the Argentine coach, suffer from it.

Among these executives is Matteo Guendouzi, with whom the animosity would have risen a notch last weekend.

According to

L'Equipe

, the Olympian midfielder had a "

lively altercation

" with Igor Tudor at half-time in the friendly match lost against AC Milan at the Vélodrome (0-2).

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Very close to Sampaoli, determining in his resurrection in Marseille, Guendouzi would have very badly experienced the departure of "Sampa".

And this altercation with Tudor, the coach's third after those with Gerson and Jordan Amavi (the latter has since been dismissed), fuels the idea of ​​a locker room in turmoil since the arrival on the bench of the former coach from Hellas Verona.

The sports daily explains that the demanding physical preparation (training at 7 p.m. with a return home after 10 p.m.) would have shaken up the locker room and its executives.

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Guendouzi on the bench against Reims on Sunday?

In this climate of tension, president Pablo Longoria himself (and not at the request of captain Dimitri Payet, as had been mentioned) organized a meeting between the manager and his players.

All in order to calm the spirits before the first match of the season this Sunday against Reims (8:45 p.m.), in front of a Stade Vélodrome announced to be sold out.

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What about the presence of Guendouzi on the meadow?

If, as L'Equipe

announces

, "

executives should expect to taste the bench

", the international midfielder (6 caps, 1 goal) should hold its place despite his altercation with Tudor.

In question, the suspension of another midfielder, Pape Gueye.

Unless the Croatian immediately prefers Jordan Veretout, who arrived on the Cannebière this Friday and whose administrative papers would have been sent in time for him to be qualified on Sunday.

Source: lefigaro

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