Arrived free at Olympique de Marseille, Cédric Bakambu has the profile to evolve at the forefront of the attack. Bad news for Arkadiusz Milik? Not necessarily, if we are to believe the first winter recruit of the Marseille club.
After more than three years spent in China, Cédric Bakambu raises some questions. Does the striker recruited by Olympique de Marseille still have the necessary level for Ligue 1? In any case, the president Pablo Longoria and the trainer Jorge Sampaoli do not doubt the Franco-Congolese whose profile did not exist in the workforce. “ For my qualities, we will say that I am a fast attacker, who likes depth, verticality “, has indeed described Cédric Bakambu.
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Suddenly, Jorge Sampaoli could be led to use him in several positions for this second part of the season. ” I have already had the coach on the phone twice. I’ll tell you like I told him: it doesn’t matter what position he’s going to use me in, the most important thing is that the team performs, that Cédric Bakambu performs, replied the former Sochaux player. I will put my abilities fully at the service of the collective. “Particularly in the axis where his competitor Arkadiusz Milik is struggling to regain his best level since his return from injury.
Bakambu with a modest cheek
But for Cédric Bakambu, their cohabitation will not pose any problem. ” I’m here to help the team, I arrive with all modesty, I’m not pretentious, reassured the striker passed by Villarreal. Throughout my career, I have played with great attackers, whether in the youth team of France, in La Liga with Soldado. I rubbed shoulders with great players and I hope that we will be able to do something great this season. “To make his debut, the neo-Marseillais will have to wait for the trip to Lens next weekend, his contract not being approved for the arrival of Lille on Sunday evening.