OM: Dieng mistreated, Longoria lectures him

Underused by Igor Tudor during OM’s friendly matches this summer, Bamba Dieng has been chomping at the bit since the departure of Jorge Sampaoli.

Author of a hat-trick in the first friendly match of Olympique de Marseille, Bamba Dieng has since been blacklisted by Igor Tudor for mysterious reasons. Unused against Middlesbrough, Betis Sevilla and AC Milan, the Senegalese international was pushed out by the Olympian management. And for good reason, Pablo Longoria would see with a very good eye the departure of Bamba Dieng for a sum of between 10 and 20 million euros, while the OM center-forward will be at the end of his contract in two years. . But for his part, and as confirmed by his agent on Tuesday, Bamba Dieng has no intention of leaving. If he stays, then he will have to fight for a place, he who is currently the fifth choice of Igor Tudor in attack behind Milik, Payet, Bakambu and Luis Suarez.

Longoria without pity with Bamba Dieng

Present this Wednesday at a press conference, Pablo Longoria reminded Bamba Dieng of the values ​​that will allow him to gain the confidence of his coach at OM. And therefore playing time, which he has been lacking for several weeks. “The player’s performance is judged in daily training. There is no past in football, it’s now, the next training, the match, what you did yesterday, what you did today. We are talking about a real talent, a player with a real impact, but we must remember the values ​​of modern sport. launched Pablo Longoria to the attention of Bamba Dieng in front of the press, before briefly answering a question on OM’s intentions vis-à-vis the Senegalese during the transfer window. “He is under contract” simply replied Pablo Longoria, who seemed a little more tense than usual in front of the microphones, may be tense by the turn of the off-season in Provence.

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