According to information from the newspaper L’Equipe, Bamba Dieng is well set aside by Igor Tudor. The Senegalese striker is accused of having a few extra pounds and not having the right profile…
Olympique de Marseille has been through complicated weeks since the arrival of coach Igor Tudor. A player is even more affected by the arrival of the Croatian, it is Bamba Dieng. Launched by Larguet then installed in the rotation by Sampaoli, the striker is one of the most popular players in the squad.
Tudor blames Dieng for extra pounds
However, the Senegalese has been sidelined by Igor Tudor at OM since the second warm-up match. L’Equipe tries to explain this in its edition of this Tuesday. According to the sports daily, the striker will no longer participate in set-ups before matches and should therefore not play.
The coach would reproach him for having a few extra pounds but would not have spoken about it with the player directly. Bamba Dieng would also have a profile that does not please Igor Tudor… All the more reason for Pablo Longoria to push him to leave OM in order to bring in cash.
The management of the new OM coach Igor Tudor is increasingly challenging internally, to the point of creating an electric atmosphere. The tensions are already numerous when the season has not even started… https://t.co/NSK640PzhZ pic.twitter.com/4RfWv21IBF
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Bamba Dieng absolutely wants to stay at OM
Provence interviewed Bamba Dieng’s agent, Seydou Bocar Seck. The situation of the Senegalese international is still unclear… The attacker’s agent tried to provide his analysis on this particular and incomprehensible sidelining for the supporters of Olympique de Marseille.
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“I wouldn’t say it’s complicated, but it’s weird. During the offseason, I received a classic call from the club asking me what Bamba was planning to do. We told them that his project was a long-term one at OM, that he wanted to stay and did not plan to leave now. We told them he was focused on the 2022-23 season, the Champions League and the upcoming World Cup with Senegal. They said OK, and we moved on. I won’t talk about being sidelined, the coach makes the necessary decisions for the team at the moment T. The player, meanwhile, adapts. Afterwards, it is clear that for Bamba, his only place is on the field. His position is that of listening, he expects communication from the club. If the player is not good enough, as his new status in the hierarchy indicates according to the coach, we wait for them to call and say clearly: “Look, we think that’s not enough for us, please find something else. » From then on, we would know what to do. The other alternative could be a misfit. But it’s a hypothesis to be ruled out… He showed enough things for us not to think that. The summer preparation is over. OM’s record is five goals scored. He took three. With reduced playing time, he still ended up top scorer. He is frustrated but he is also positively touched by the messages of support he receives. » Seydou Bocar Seck – Source: Provence (01/08/22)
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