Football Club de Marseille offers you the 3 OM news of the day every evening! On the menu this Tuesday: Rongier tells about his transformation, Benedetto could stay in La Liga and Newcastle opts for a PSG replacement more than Caleta-Car?
Rongier, a better football player since Sampaoli…
Valentin Rongier has had a high-quality start to the season under the jersey of Olympique de Marseille. Jorge Sampaoli has totally changed him and made him important in the squad. On RMC this Monday evening, the midfielder explained all that!
Olympique de Marseille play in a somewhat peculiar system with three central defenders and two players who play in hybrid positions. Luan Peres is both left and full back. Valentin Rongier plays in the middle but also as a right side.
Sampaoli has a really interesting playing philosophy – Rongier
Very strange instructions which could be disturbing for some players… But Valentin Rongier seems to thrive in this system! Indeed, the former player of FC Nantes explained it at the microphone of RMC on Monday.
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« Am I a better soccer player since I have been with Sampaoli? » Yes yes, it would be a lie to say the opposite. I did not finish but I learned a new position, right back. It’s always good to have this in your luggage. I assure you, he has a really interesting playing philosophy, especially when it comes to taking out the ball. We understand what he wants to do and why he wants to do it. He is not stuck with this philosophy. Against a team, we’re going to play a certain way. Against another, we will adapt. He always does in relation to the opponent. His philosophy really appeals to everyone. » Valentin Rongier – Source: RMC (11/15/21)
🗣️💬 Valentin Rongier in the After: “Am I a better football player since I’ve been with Sampaoli? It would be a lie to say the opposite. He has an interesting playing philosophy and he’s not stuck with that philosophy. » #rmclive pic.twitter.com/Fc82thBN8Z
– After Foot RMC (@AfterRMC) November 15, 2021
I assure you that the grinta, Sampaoli has it but in match it is tenfold – Rongier
Still on RMC, the midfielder spoke about the way Jorge Sampaoli moves on the bench and that grinta that characterizes him. Rongier confirms that the Argentine coach should not be summed up to this even if it is part of his identity.
“There is the grinta aspect and the tactical aspect at Sampaoli! I assure you that the grinta, he has it but in match it is tenfold. There is the pressure of the result, of the supporters… The desire to do well. He is a little less able to control himself and that is also part of his character. But one thing is certain, he has his head rested during the weeks of training to guide us as best as possible. » Valentin Rongier – Source: RMC (11/15/21)
3 to 4 M € for Benedetto if Elche holds up?
Pushed towards the exit by OM this summer, striker Dario Benedetto found a home base in La Liga, in Elche. The former player of Boca found there one of his compatriots, the former midfielder of PSG, Javier Pastore. Benedetto has scored 2 goals and provided an assist in 12 La Liga appearances. If the latter played from the second day by entering 23 minutes against Atlético Madrid, he is not always in the starting XI. The latter has chained several starts, before regaining a substitute status for 4 matches … He could be revived against Betis as explained by AS …
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Indeed, the Spanish media explains that the performances of the Argentine striker should increase as the competition progresses. Benedetto is loaned until the end of the season by OM and “The idea is that he can continue in what can be considered his house, given his relationship with the property and the shareholders. « As a reminder, the Team had explained that the option to buy the loan of Dario Benedetto is 3 to 4 million euros. A limited amount when we know that OM had spent 14M € to bring him from Boca …
Spanish journalist Monserrate Hernandez Marcos, who works for Onda Cero and As, did not fail to highlight Dario Benedetto’s successful first steps in the FC Elche jersey. Who has already shown decisive …
“He has the level to evolve there. He shares with Lucas Perez the position of second center forward alongside Lucas Boyé, which is indisputable. We knew it before, but Benedetto is a high quality player, an opportunistic and committed striker. And his two goals were important ” Monserrate Hernandez Marcos – Source: La Provence (11/13/21)
Newcastle want to invest this winter? Rather on Diallo than DCC?
Olympique de Marseille have not been able to benefit from a top-level Duje Caleta-Car since the second half of last season. Jorge Sampaoli waited before putting him back in his starting XI. First behind Balerdi in the hierarchy, he was able to take advantage of the suspension of the Argentinian to find a new place.
Indeed, Caleta-Car has become one of the holders of Jorge Sampaoli. With Luan Peres and Saliba, they form a solid defense which notably allowed the Marseillais to not take any goals against Paris Saint-Germain despite Mbappé, Neymar and Lionel Messi.
These latest performances did not go unnoticed. According to several English media, West Ham as well as Newcastle would observe its situation and could take action from the winter transfer window 2022
The Magpies are starting a new project with the arrival of Saudi Arabia as the new owner. The English club must rebuild themselves on solid foundations and want to bet on young players capable of evolving in the Premier League and allow Newcastle to reposition themselves among the greatest British teams.
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“We are preparing for the January transfer window. This is not a transfer window where we would like to invest normally, as you don’t always get the right deals, but it is something that is important in this regard.the moment « , Amanda Staveley explained to the official Newcastle website.
🗣 “One of the things I want to do is be able to communicate to the fans and say that if we do make mistakes we will quickly own up to them and make them right. «
– Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 11, 2021
Abdou Diallo rather than Caleta-Car?
The Croatian would fit perfectly into this new dynamic. However, Foot Mercato informs us this Tuesday that another player in this position is very well followed … Journalist Santi Aouna says that Paris Saint-Germain central defender Abdou Diallo is one of the English tracks.
The Magpies would greatly appreciate its performance and especially its versatility. Indeed, the left-hander can also evolve as a side. Hitting and solid defensively, he could easily get away with it in the Premier League.
– Santi Aouna (@Santi_J_FM) November 16, 2021