Despite the wave of arrivals this summer, the workforce of Olympique de Marseille is too short in the eyes of Jorge Sampaoli.
Pablo Longoria has spared no effort this summer. With some success, at least in terms of arrivals, since no less than eleven signatures have been recorded by theOlympic Marseille during the summer transfer window. Gerson, Konrad de la Fuente, Pau Lopez, Luan Peres, William Saliba, Matteo Guendouzi, Cengiz Under, Pedro Delgado and Amine Harit disembarked while Pol Lirola and Leandro Balerdi returned.
An XXL recruitment campaign corresponding to the expectations of Marseille leaders. From the beginning of June, during a meeting with representatives of the supporters, Pablo Longoria had indeed entrusted to count on eleven arrivals during the summer. OM nonetheless tried to attract other reinforcements, especially in attack. But Duje Caleta-Car’s decision to stay in Provence despite offers from West Ham Where Wolverhampton thwarted the plans of the Olympian leaders. « We still need two or three reinforcements », had entrusted Jorge Sampaoli a few days before the end of the summer transfer window.
We have a fairly short staff
Despite the good start to the Marseille season, the Argentinian technician has obviously not changed his mind. , « We have a fairly short staff »,, he confided in a press conference, adding fear of injuries with the accumulation of matches. And the Olympian coach to point the finger at the defensive sector where he has long hoped to attract David Luiz. “In this position, there is not that much rotation. Be careful. We have a fairly short staff in defense so we pay attention to fatigue, he explained. Luan and Saliba have played almost every game, so we will analyze the next meetings to see if they will play. «
And Jorge Sampaoli to give the reason why he wants to be able to count on a large workforce. « I can’t imagine leading a team with less intensity », he warned. Pablo Longoria knows what to expect.