Florian Thauvin, suspended for the last match, delivered his last performance this Sunday under the colors of OM, during the victory against Angers (3-2) counting for the 37th day of Ligue 1. On the way to Mexico, the attacker justifies his departure.
No hard feelings but regret not having been able to take advantage of the public at the Vélodrome one last time: Florian Thauvin played this Sunday, against Angers (3-2), his last match with OM. At the end of his contract and suspended for the last meeting of the Marseille club, he goes to Mexico, to the Tigers of André-Pierre Gignac.
“It was a choice that was difficult for me. I had the opportunity to continue at OM, I thank Pablo Longoria, Jorge Sampaoli and Frank McCourt because they made me a great offer, a five-year contract with a bigger contract than what I currently have, they did everything to keep me, I say a big thank you, insists the Frenchman in a press conference. The club is starting a new chapter, a new era and had to have a player who was 100% involved and ready to take on this challenge. It was time for me to find something else. “
“The club deserved a player who was ready to lift mountains”
“OM is fantastic, the most beautiful French club, but it’s a tiring club, I think I had done the tour. I wanted to discover something else and especially not to harm my club by not being at 100%. The club deserved a player ready to lift mountains to achieve his goals, I hope they will find him “, continues Florian Thauvin.
He then justifies his choice to go to Monterrey: “Concerning Mexico, the most important thing for me was to have fun. I have always been in love with Latin America, they are passionate about football. is above all my passion, I want to rediscover a lot of pleasure. Gignac called me to tell me about the project, I was immediately thrilled. It was very easy afterwards to move forward. ” The winger left to applause from the press room.