Due to the absence of Alvaro Gonzalez and Duje Ćaleta-Car, Jorge Sampaoli will line up in three defense with Lucas Perrin and Boubacar Kamara this Saturday, for the match between OM and Lorient (5 p.m.) in Ligue 1.
In five games at the head of OM, Jorge Sampaoli has rather succeeded in his debut with 10 points taken. For the reception of Lorient this Saturday (5 p.m.), a poster counting for the 33rd day of Ligue 1, the Argentine technician will once again line up his men in 3-5-2.
Due to the suspensions in central defense of Alvaro Gonzalez and Duje Caleta-Car, Jorge Sampaoli will trust Lucas Perrin in the axis with Leonardo Balerdi, in a three-way defense which sees Boubacar Kamara retreat.
Sampaoli wants to focus on the game
As in the last two OM outings, Pape Gueye finds himself in the middle, with Florian Thauvin and Michaël Cuisance, in support of Dimitri Payet and Arkadiusz Milik. The Marseille team is still aiming for fifth place in Ligue 1 and is currently three points behind Lens, which will travel to Brest this Sunday (3 p.m.).
Friday at a press conference, Sampaoli swept the idea of any goal. “We arrived when the season was already underway. Our basic idea is that the next games serve as evaluation and training. We will see if the results are good, but that is not the main objective. Goals would be lying to you, Sampaoli warned. It’s not my idea. I got here, I evaluated players with videos, I’m training them now, I’m trying to get my idea across, but the goals will come if the idea is quickly integrated “.
On the side of Lorient, currently 17th after the defeat last week against Lens (4-1), Yoane Wissa and Terem Moffi are associated with Armand Laurienté in attack. With two points ahead of Nîmes, provisionally barrage, the Merlus hope to make a good move and also keep Nantes at bay, 19th 4 lengths behind.
OM: Mandanda – Balerdi, Kamara, Perrin – Lirola, Thauvin, Gueye, Cuisance, Sakai – Milik, Payet.
Lorient: Dreyer – Gravillon, Laporte, Chalobah – Hergault, Lemoine, Abergel, Le Goff – Laurienté, Moffi, Wissa.