Three years after his departure, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa talks about his three seasons at OM in an interview with AFP. Between learning and nostalgia, he remembers the years that forged him.
In the midst of the race to stay in the Premier League with Fulham, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (25) spoke to AFP about his time at OM. Spotted by the Olympian club while playing with the Reims reserve, he signed there at the end of July 2015, under the leadership of Marcelo Bielsa, who appreciated him very much. “From week one he said ‘yeah, kid, I like him, he’s got what I’m looking for’!” But his collaboration with the Argentine coach was short-lived, since the latter resigned on August 8, 2015, on the first day of the championship. Despite this tumultuous start to the season, he gradually won in eleven type. In October 2016, Rudi Garcia took the reins of the team. And this coach marks André-Frank Zambo Anguissa. “He said to me ‘Let go! Have fun!’ He is someone who has done me a lot of good and who continues to call me, to write to me when he can. “
The heart in Marseille
In six years of professional career, Marseille is the club where André-Frank Zambo Anguissa has spent the most years, and especially the club where he has revealed himself. As a result, he retains a very special attachment to this club and this city. “When I tell you about it, there are too many emotions going back. I got to know my wife there, my children were born there. Marseille is my home.” Even if he recognizes that the pressure is very strong there, the Cameroonian believes that playing for OM has made him grow. “When you go to Marseille, with the pressure, what’s around the club, you tell yourself that if you survive that, you can survive anything.”
Left OM for Fulham in 2018, after the defeat in the Europa League final (3-0 v. Atlético) and against a check for 33 million euros, then loaned to Villarreal during the 2019-2020 season, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa took a long time to win across the Channel. But today, with 21 league appearances, he is the second most used player in the squad and one of England’s best torchbearers. Three years after his departure from OM, the Cameroonian’s career finally seems to take off.