Essential for Olympique de Marseille on their way to the Champions League and new international tricolor with 3 selections and already 1 goal on the clock: French midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi is not ready to forget his 2021/2022 season. Not only was he the second most used player in the squad (3,732 minutes in 45 games), just behind William Saliba, he also attended all sessions of practice in all competitions, confirming his dimension that Jorge Sampaoli included in the device.
“Mattéo is very important for the team. I think it shows he’s having fun with this team and we’re very happy to have him with us.”explained his teammate Valentin Rongier at the microphone after the victory in Saint-Etienne (4:1). telefoot. A meaning the Argentina coach confirmed at a press conference ahead of his encounter with Montpellier this Sunday night: “Guendouzi’s physical condition is exceptional. He is the soul of the team. He is a player who smells like football. And he’s on his way to becoming one of the best midfielders in the world.”
Guendouzi dreams of Qatar
Given in an interview telefootthe ex-Lorient man confided his love for Olympique de Marseille, coupled with the trust shown in him by his technician since his arrival in the Bouches-du-Rhône: “Signing with OM was the best choice I’ve made in a long time. (…) Sampaoli has great confidence in me, I talk to him whether on the field or off it. That’s why I feel very comfortable professionally and personally.” The 22-year-old player has not only become one of the favorites of OM supporters, but has also made no secret of his admiration for the Marseille crowd.
“This is extraordinary! Everyone in Marseille, even outside the Vélodrome, has such an incredible love for OM… It’s the best thing I’ve experienced since I’ve been a footballer. Finally, the Poissy native returned to scoring his first goal for the French side, revealing his ambitions of playing at the next World Cup: “This goal fills me with great pride, I will remember it for the rest of my life! The world? It’s a goal, a dream that I will work towards. There’s still a long way to go.” Guendouzi still has seven months between his club appearances and international breaks to continue his rise and hope to be part of the final list of Didier Deschamps who will fly to Qatar next autumn…
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