In an interview with L’Equipe, Florian Thauvin paints a happy picture of his Mexican adventure with the Monterey Tigers. The 2018 world champion, who hasn’t drawn a line under the blues, also reveals that he was very close to extending his Marseille adventure.
“I would have been crazy to refuse what I won!” Left to try his luck in Mexico last summer, on the side of the Tigress de Monterrey, Florian Thouvin is having a blast like crazy across the Atlantic with André-Pierre Gignac. The 29-year-old French winger is now fully integrated into his new Mexican life. And today I have no regrets leaving Om… with whom the adventure could have been a little longer.
“I was on the verge of expanding. Everything Pablo Longoria did and I thank him again. He would have deserved it given his investment, he assured L’Equipe on Thursday. But I went around Marseille. I had to be 100% on my mind to be in OM. It wasn’t like that anymore. (…) I needed to change at the age of 28. I already pursued my dream of playing for OM It was realized. It was also good to turn the page for the club.”
“As long as I play, I will think about the France team”
Committed to five years with the winner of the CONCACAF Champions League in 2020, Thouvin, now driven by regular and consistent performances (5 goals and 3 assists in all competitions), seems to have not abandoned the idea of postponing the Blues one day. Jersey.
“As long as I play, I’ll think about the France team, which claims to have 10 international selections (1 goal). I’ll never draw a line under the Blues! I still get all the pre-convocations ” The former Marseille blaster hasn’t worn a blue tunic for nearly three years, and doesn’t really appear in Didier Deschamps’ short letters. But anything.
“I was fortunate to be world champion twice (once with the U20s, once with the A’s, editor’s note). My attachment to this jersey is terrible. It will always be a dream to return to the France team and wear mine. Country jersey high”, “Flotov” continues. Before revealing the contents of one of his rather unexpected dreams. “I would love to organize an OM-Tigers match!”