Back after an unconvincing loan to his training club OGC Nice, Jordan Amavi could have his chance at OM under the orders of Igor Tudor…
Left on loan at OGC Nice this winter, according to the team, Jordan Amavi was not unanimous in the Riviera club. Julien Fournier appreciates the player, Christophe Galtier a little less. The left side had a complicated half of the season, he only appeared 8 times in the league, due to a premature injury. Once restored, Amavi did not return to the eleven to the detriment of Melvin Bard who had a good season.
Tudor ready to relaunch Amavi?
Extended to everyone’s surprise last year until June 2025, the native of Toulon did not fit into Jorge Sampaoli’s plans, so it is difficult to imagine him staying at the club. But the situation changed when the Argentine resigned and his successor Igor Tudor landed at OM. Indeed, according to the teamthe Croatian could give the Frenchman a chance, who could therefore wear the Marseille jersey…
I showed desire in training, but it was hard because I knew I wasn’t going to play. – Amavi
Sidelined by Sampaoli, who did not trust him, the 27-year-old left-back admitted that he did not understand the reasons and felt he had no explanation.
” Last season, before I got hurt, I had found an excellent level. And then there was a change of coach (Sampaoli instead of Villas-Boas), I’m taking time to get back to my level but I’m extending my contract (until 2025). In the end, I don’t play. I showed desire in training. But it was hard because I knew I wasn’t going to play. (On his departure in winter) I don’t want to say more. Now is not the time to talk. We’ll see all that later. For the moment I am loaned to Nice. I want the team to perform well. Having a good second half of the season, that’s all that matters” Jordan Amavi – Source: Nice-Matin (05/29/2022)
“It is very important to have a consensus with the coach” -Longoria
“It is normal that there are changes in the search for profiles. A player who is comfortable in one style of play, is not necessarily in another. Last year, we started on profiles to have possession in the middle of the field and we had in particular Boubacar Kamara who had this role of central midfielder. With Igor’s way of playing, the two midfielders will have different characteristics with more intensity, an ability to occupy space. The strategy will therefore change for certain positions. As we said at the last press conference, the objective is to increase the quality of the squad, while giving continuity to the team. With the Champions League, I think we have to sign 5 to 8 players. During the transfer window, it is very important to have a consensus with the coach. I have always said that good leaders are those who have a good ability to adapt, to the club, to the city and to the identity. And also an adaptation to a new coach and his style of play. You must always meet the expectations of a new coach since it is he who will develop the players. » Paul Longori Press conference (05/07/2022).