Both excluded from the list of players registered for the Champions League (see here), Olympique de Marseille strikers Bamba Dieng (22) and Cédric Bakambu (31, 3 appearances in L1 this season) find themselves in complicated situations. Facing the press on Monday, Marseille President Pablo Longoria was clear about the Senegalese and the Congolese.
« Everyone knows Bamba’s situation. As at the last press conference, the player had to return from Nice after a problem with two different medical visions of the clubs. He is an OM player, we will study well. the situation. He returns, so he must put himself at the disposal of the coach. He is a player of the first team, it is up to him to prove to the coach and to make his place in the team », replied the Spaniard, before moving on.
« On Cédric’s situation, there is also another player, Isaak Touré, who could not be registered due to limitations linked to financial fair play sanctions. (…) We have communicated well with the player, with his entourage, in relation to his position within the project. He was going to lose playing time after the hierarchy established during the preparation. He knew it perfectly. He decided to stay and we are happy because we have a offensive solution and more. In life, you always have to be very clear with everyone. He is a player in addition to OM », finished Longoria.