OM won against Dijon, this Sunday, at the end of the 31st day of Ligue 1 (2-0). After the meeting, Dimitri Payet, author of two assists, took the opportunity to discuss the method of Jorge Sampaoli at the microphone of Canal +.
He had two huge chances. One from the left, one from the right. But Dimitri Payet harvested them with unusual clumsiness this Sunday against Dijon. “They weren’t hard to put on, it’s just my foot that’s not good, quite simply,” the OM midfielder laughed after the meeting. Despite a performance without much relief, his team still won in this closing poster of the 31st day of Ligue 1 (2-0). “What must be remembered is that there are opportunities. It is better to have them and miss them, it is rectified more easily than not to create any at all,” said Payet on Canal +.
Double decisive passer, the 34-year-old left a corner on the head of Leonardo Balerdi (45th). Before finding that of Alvaro Gonzalez on a free kick (79th). “We worked on set pieces. Tonight, it pays off, he relishes. It’s good for confidence, it’s good in the standings. It allows us to start this final sprint of the best of manners. “
“One of our benchmark matches”
Asked about the method of Jorge Sampaoli, known to be intense, Payet confirmed that the workload was heavy in recent weeks at the Commanderie. “The only thing we haven’t worked on is sleep, jokes the French international. We wake up early, we go to bed late, but we know we need it. We have a lot of things. to rectify, to work. And when it pays off like tonight, it’s all good. The objective is obviously to grab a European Cup. So there you have it, the sprint is on. “
It now remains to offer a spectacle a little more attractive. While continuing to win. Even if Payet seems to have appreciated the performance of his: “We had two weeks where we worked a lot. And I think we have one of our reference matches, in quotes, since the arrival of the new coach. either in the intentions or in the use of the ball. In the organization too. We really have quite specific positions. We try to play like that. It worked rather well. ” To see if it will be enough next week, on the lawn of Montpellier. Faced with a direct competitor for Europe.