While L’Equipe reported that they had a clash during training, Florian Thauvin and Alvaro Gonzalez preferred to laugh about it during the session scheduled for Thursday. A very clear way to play down their dispute.
At OM, the little heat during training on Tuesday did not at all affect the mood in the Marseille group, especially between Florian Thauvin and Alvaro Gonzalez. During the session on the program this Thursday, the two players even had the opportunity to joke about it. As a reminder, L’Equipe said that a small altercation had opposed the two men two days ago, forcing Jorge Sampaoli to intervene to separate them.
This Thursday afternoon, when he saw that a few journalists and cameras were present at the edge of the lawn, Alvaro addressed Thauvin with humor: “Flo, beware the journalists are there, the press is capturing everything!” Thauvin, who was having fun staring at Alvaro from a distance, laughed. Especially when the Spanish defender told his teammates that the ideal would be to mimic a scene where Alvaro would take one of the stakes planted on the lawn, to throw it at Thauvin, like a javelin throw! A very clear way to play down their dispute on Tuesday.
Nothing abnormal in a group life
In a group life, and during high intensity training, small rants or strokes can indeed be frequent, especially among players with strong character, as is the case for Alvaro.
Sixth in Ligue 1, OM will go to Reims on Friday (9 p.m.) to open the 34th day. A great opportunity to distance himself from Stade Rennais and temporarily take fifth place while awaiting the RC Lens match on Sunday against Nîmes Olympique. Jorge Sampaoli’s players, who remain on a stunning victory against Lorient (3-2), will be deprived in Reims of Duje Caleta-Car (suspended) and Hiroki Sakai (injured).