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PSG: acclaimed by the Parc des Princes but replacing, the frustrating return of Sakho to Paris


The 32-year-old defender made his big comeback to "his" Parisian land on Saturday, with Montpellier. Not everything went as planned...

Mamadou Sakho and PSG, love always.

Born in Paris and trained with the Rouge et Bleu, the 32-year-old French international is still a titi at heart, with Rouge et Bleu blood running through his veins.

The LFP having decided to authorize slightly whimsical shirt numbers this season, Sakho took the opportunity to take the 75. No need to explain why... 201 matches with Paris Saint-Germain, that marks a man.

We know what he did here.

He left an important mark

sums up his coach in Montpellier, Olivier Dall'Oglio.

This does not mean that the 58-year-old technician had the heart to make a gift to “Mamad”, who started … on the bench for his big comeback at the Parc des Princes and against his former team.

Recall that said Sakho, transferred to Liverpool in 2013, returned to Ligue 1 in the summer of 2021. However, he had to forfeit before the two matches against Paris-SG in 2021-22.

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This time, no physical concerns.

A simple choice of trainer.

There are choices to be made.

None of my defenders can say he is an indispensable starter.

We are a team, there are states of form.

It's punctual, it's every game, it's like that.

I also need to see certain things

, ”said the Hérault coach.

And to add: “

If some boys are less well, they do not start, but they are ready and in the collective, it is the most important.

Good news for Sakho?

The two titular central defenders, Nicolas Cozza and Falaye Sacko, did not impress on Saturday evening, against the Parisian armada.

The second named even weighed down his own with an own goal and a penalty kick, the second,

It was certainly close to his heart, but what is most important to him is that the team works better, that's for sure, and we talked about it.

Olivier Dall'Oglio

Mamadou Sakho in any case took his troubles patiently on the sidelines.

Le Parc, who obviously has not forgotten him, began chanting his name in the second half, like a call for "ODO".

No question for the Parisian Ultras to leave without having seen their former darling at work.

They were answered in the 78th minute, when the person concerned entered in place of Elye Wahi.

At that time, it was still 4-1 on the scoreboard.

Two more goals were to be scored, one from each side.

5-2 final score.

In the meantime, Sakho was entitled to his ovation by entering a lawn he knows by heart, his garden, at home in short.

Chills guaranteed.


There was no problem bringing him in, whether in terms of management or in terms of sportsmanship.

It was certainly close to his heart, but what is most important to him is that the team works better, for sure, and we talked about it

," said Dall'Oglio, who also knows that the defense site is still substantial.

Seven goals conceded in two matches.


There were sometimes guilty hesitations

," said the Montpellier coach on his back line


It is due to a lack of attention.

Afterwards, we still come across a very high level, one of the best teams in the world.

It was a big test for us.

We must take example from the defenders of PSG on the attention they put, their determination and their strength in duels.

Now, I can't ask a player who played in N2 last season to have the experience of Sergio Ramos, it's not possible.

This kind of match is also to teach the group and remind them that nothing is certain, that there are still a lot of things to work on.

“Sakho, who will now resume the normal course of his season after this moving parenthesis, is precisely there to bring this experience which is lacking in the rear of Montpellier.

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2022-08-14

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