OM: Sampaoli puts pressure on Payet, "far from what is expected of him"

OM coach Jorge Sampaoli spoke of Dimitri Payet’s situation on Friday. According to him, the Reunionese must work to find his best level. If he succeeds, the team will be even stronger.

81 minutes against Rennes, 84 minutes against Brest, and 73 against Nice. For an assist. Since the arrival of Jorge Sampaoli on the bench of OM, Dimitri Payet has been established three times in three games by the Argentine technician. If he showed a better face during these meetings than at certain times of the season, the Olympian playmaker has not regained his best level either. Not for his coach, at least.

“I know the capabilities of Payet, explained Sampaoli on Friday at a press conference. I spoke to him, he knows that he is far from what is expected of him today. He must find a form. mental and physical to be that decisive player again, who has made so many differences in the past. “

“If we can exploit Dim’s full potential, it is obvious that the team will play better on offense.”

If he succeeds, the whole group will be the winner. “As a coach, my job is to get the best out of each player,” the Argentinian continued. he has enormous talent, and a great vision of the game. His current irregularity means that we do not see the best Payet on the pitch, but he will try to come back to his best level, and be decisive. “

The attacking midfielder, who celebrated his 34th birthday on Monday, may have the opportunity to shine on Sunday evening, with the reception of the Dijon red lantern in Ligue 1.


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