The wait was long. It has even turned, year after year, into a real torture for OM. Yes, but here it is, it is officially over since Friday, January 7, 2022. After forty-four years, the Olympian club (finally) left with a victory for his trip to Bordeaux (0-1) thanks to a goal from Cengiz Ünder. The end of a long ordeal summed up by Dimitri Payet shortly after the final whistle.
“We are going to say that it is historical, welcomed the Marseille captain. I think what we did this evening, beyond the three points, is extraordinary. I lived eight or nine years where we came here and where unfortunately we did not win. Tonight, we put an end to the longest series in the history of Ligue 1, believe me that we are proud of us!“Relieved, the Marseille number 10 dedicated this victory”to all OM supporters“.
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“I would especially like to dedicate this victory to all our supporters – I spoke with some of them again last week – it was important for them, he confided. I dedicate this victory to all our supporters, all the teams, all the coaches, all the players who have come here for 43 years. It’s a bit of everyone’s victory. We did it but many whipped to try to do it before us, it is the victory of all the Marseillais.”
William Saliba, his teammate, also shared his great “relief“. “We are very, very happy. Besides, there were no supporters, so it was hard to motivate yourself today. This week was special because we knew it was going to be an important game. We received messages on Instagram telling us that we had to win this match imperatively“, added the defender.
“We are indeed very satisfied to end this series, it’s a great success, congratulations to the players. It’s a classic, we were made to understand it everywhere we went. We are happy for the club, the president, the city“, for his part congratulated Jorge Sampaoli. Yes, his team managed to overcome the Indian sign, even taking the opportunity to climb to second place in the standings.
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“Second place? It was also the goal, assured Payet. There were two objectives tonight, it was obviously to win to put an end to this series but also to continue our march forward in the standings. We have never hidden it, even if we know that there are very strong teams with us: the objective is to qualify for the Champions League. 2nd, to avoid roadblocks, this is the target place.”
“We must continue to work, go in this direction and find this constancy that will allow us to move forward, however warned Jorge Sampaoli. We regain this second place by being satisfied to have put an end to this long period of failure.. “However, it had not been as long as those forty-four years of famine. A distant memory now …
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