Griezmann in Marseille? The desire is there…

This morning, after the end of his adventure at Olympique de Marseille, Jorge Sampaoli returns to the reasons for his brutal experience.

The coaches have only been moving to Olympique de Marseille for several years. Even when the conductors of the Marseille club would hope to see them continue at the head of Ciel et Blanc. This was the case last year for Igor Tudor, who decided to leave OM despite the good results obtained at the head of the club and the prospect of competing in the Champions League, or at least all its play-offs.

Earlier, it was Jorge Sampaoli who suddenly slammed the door of OM one month before the resumption. Argentinian technology is explained in the colonies The Team this Wednesday. For the former Chile coach, the gap was too great between his ambitions and the reality he was faced with. “ I want to win a European Cup, win titles. OM changed sporting directors (Javier Ribalta arrived in June 2022), and then I understood that it would be very difficult, that it was no longer the same project. And as I had a lot of affection and gratitude for the club, the president, the owner too, I preferred to leave. I know, I have an obsession and I’m frustrated with frustration, » he explained.

For many, Jorge Sampaoli’s ambitions were unreasonable and the names given to his drivers in view of the transfer window are the best illustration of this. In a circle of rumors which are part of the same circle as OM, the former Sevillian dreamed of Gareth Bale, Renato Sanches or even like Antoine Griezmann. “No, no, these are names… Obviously these names are tempting, but no,” he explained about it, adding: “I was only saying that, given the level of demands of the OM public, we had to live up to it. I didn’t want to return to the bench to be vice-champion of PSG again, my level of motivation is not that. Playing to be second frustrates me, and maybe it’s unattainable, but I wanted to aim higher. »