THE 05/20/2023 12:58
Nightmarish end to the season for Payet.
While he was to play his last match of the season, or even of his career, this Saturday in Lille, attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet was finally dismissed by the coach of Olympique de Marseille, Igor Tudor…
Denouement cruel for Dimitri Payet (36 years old). Returning to form at the end of the season, mainly experienced as a substitute, the captain of Olympique de Marseille scored in the last two games.
The attacking midfielder expected to chain a second consecutive tenure this Saturday (9 p.m.) in Lille in one of the shocks of the 36th day of Ligue 1.
Tudor sanctions Payet
And yet, amazement, the Reunionese does not finally appear in the group unveiled by OM at the end of the morning, like the left piston Nuno Tavares! If L’Equipe and La Provence are careful not to put forward explanations to justify this absence, RMC Sport is formulaic: it is not an injury and the two Olympians were dismissed by coach Igor Tudor.
According to our colleagues, the technician would not have appreciated the attitude of the Habs during the week in training in the middle of the final sprint. This episode seems to mark a throwback, at the beginning of the season, when the two men had a very tense relationship. Before making this decision, we can imagine that the Croatian coach had to think about its consequences, potentially very heavy.
End of career?
Indeed, Payet was sanctioned on Wednesday with a suspension of 3 firm matches, plus two suspended, by the Disciplinary Committee of the Professional (Site notre blog d’information) League for his slap on the assistant coach of RC Lens Yannick Cahuzac. Unless the appeal of OM, which appealed, is successful, the match in Lille therefore represents the last outing of the season for the Marseille captain.
One can even wonder if this context is not likely to push the Marseillais, in full reflection on his future, to decide to hang up his crampons at the end of the exercise… For his part, Tavares, who fell into disgrace during the second part of season because of its repeated deviations, is more accustomed to this kind of sanction. He therefore also stayed in Marseille without flying with his teammates following the decision of his coach who blames him for a lack of involvement.
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by Romain LantheaumeTHE 05/20/2023 12:58