This Sunday, the UNFP Trophies will take place to reward the best actors in Ligue 1. Distinctions which do not interest OM players too much.
At the very end of the season, OM are in the midst of a fight for a place on the podium. Jorge Sampaoli’s men see their place as runners-up threatened by AS Monaco. Also, Stade Rennais could play bad tricks on OM, as the two teams face off this Saturday evening (9 p.m.) in Brittany. The Phocaeans are therefore more focused than ever to achieve their goal while an upcoming qualification for the Champions League will play on the next summer transfer window directed by Pablo Longoria. It would also reward the very good work of the Marseilles group, which will also be quite well represented during the UNFP Trophies which will take place this Sunday, May 15 at the Pavillon Gabriel in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. However, this ceremony is of little interest to OM.
The UNFP Trophies are good, the C1 is better
— Marseille Media (@MediaOM13) May 13, 2022
This Sunday evening, four members of OM will have the chance to win a trophy. Dimitri Payet as “best player”, William Saliba as “best hope”, Pau Lopez as “best goalkeeper” and Jorge Sampaoli as “best coach”. Despite everything, we don’t make a big deal of these awards on the Marseille side. In comments relayed by ProvenceJorge Sampaoli even recalled his incomprehension in the face of such a ceremony: ” It’s quite difficult to analyze the value of this trophy, the work of a coach depends on the functioning. We differ the individual from the collective and I don’t quite agree with that. I do not understand that there are individual titles in a collective sport even if it is necessary. In this sport, egos become more and more important. But hey, that’s part of the show.” And on the side of Valentin Rongier, we can’t say that excitement is important for the UNFP Trophies either: “They reward those who have a good season. What interests me are rather the last matches. Individual rewards will be a bonus.” After their trip to Rennes this Saturday evening, OM will still have a lot to do next week when they host RC Strasbourg at the Stade Vélodrome. Tension reigns on the Canebière and there is no question of being dispersed by individual rewards…