The sports consultant regrets that the OM coach has not used Dimitri Payet more frequently this season.
This season, Dimitri Payet has lost his starting status at Olympique de Marseille. A strong choice ofIgor Tudor, who still started the tricolor international, Sunday evening, against Angers. During this meeting, the Reunionese gave satisfaction by scoring a goal. According to Jérôme Rothen, the Croatian technician made a mistake by dismissing the former West Ham player from his standard team.
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“We know very well that there was a little dirty mouth offense at the start of the season. Before setting up his game project, the first thing he did was to dismiss Payet, a great craftsman in 2nd place last season. It cannot be said that this choice proved Tudor wrong. But very often during the match, we saw the shortcomings of OM. We said to ourselves more than once: ‘but why doesn’t Payet play?’ »analyzed the sports consultant on the airwaves of RMC.
⚪🔵 For Eric Di Meco, Tudor was not unfair to Payet:
🎙 “I would have liked him to have some momentum against Ajaccio, against Frankfurt, against Annecy. Three failed rocking games in each competition, each time he is on the pitch.” pic.twitter.com/pb2yW7WOck
— Rothen ignites (@Rothensenflamme) May 15, 2023
Jérôme Rothen believes that more frequent use of Payet would have allowed Marseille to secure their place as PSG runner-up. “In the second half of the season, on draws at home where it lacked creativity and technical class, I find that there is no equivalent to Payet in this role. He could very well fit into the Tudor system. We saw it against Angers, it did not denote in the Tudor system. I think he is better than Malinovskyi when he has the ball, he is better than Guendouzi when he plays higher, he is better than Rongier and Veretout in animation. With a more present Payet, OM would have already secured 2nd place. concluded the former left attacking midfielder. Dimitri Payet should no longer play under the Olympian colors this season.