He says it with a smile today, but the last European adventure for OM was certainly very difficult for Éric Di Meco to experience and comment on. « Last season the supporters suffered, the commentators suffered … », he breathes. Tomorrow evening, the former Olympian will once again be at the microphone to follow the entry into the running of Jorge Sampaoli’s squad on the lawn of Lokomotiv Moscow (6:45 p.m., RMC Sport 1). And if he confused « El Pelado » with « El Loco » Marcelo Bielsa in an inevitably revealing slip – « We have to make the connection between the two, he smiles. There are many similarities and Sampaoli also claims this lineage « -, it is undoubtedly because the Avignoner is under the spell of the game proposed by his club of heart since the beginning of the season. « I can’t wait to see OM in the European Cup, I can’t wait to see OM against PSG. I can’t wait because frankly, it’s pretty good, pretty good even », enthuses Di Meco.
The 1993 European champion gives his opinion on OM’s ambitions this season. « In Ligue 1, we will take away PSG. But when I see the start of the season for each other, OM must aim for the first three places, says Di Meco. That’s the club’s goal, anyway. And in the Europa League, you have to get out of this hen. It would validate the progress of a team, and it would consolidate OM in their plan to bet on young players in the hope of making capital gains thereafter. It is in the European Cup that they will gain in value. »
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