On Sunday, Olympique de Marseille fell to Lille OSC (2-0). A choice of Jorge Sampaoli seems to have upset the Brazilian Gerson, star recruit of OM this summer.
Gerson pokes a tantrum at Sampaoli in Lille
Defeated by the RC Lens at the Velodrome on the last day, theOlympique de Marseille was keen to resume his march forward. On the road to Pierre Mauroy on Sunday, OM instead conceded another defeat. The Phocaean club lost (2-0) against Lille OSC, defending champion of France. A new setback that confirms the current bad pass of the Olympians. The men of Jorge Sampaoli now remain on four games without a win, including two losses in a row. This underperformance also highlighted the poor course of Gerson. The most expensive Marseille recruit of the last transfer window has publicly disowned his coach against the Mastiffs.
A €25m flop in Marseille?
At the time of giving way to Amine Harit shortly after the hour, the Brazilian midfielder addressed a black look at the place of Jorge Sampaoli. Once on the bench, Gerson did not fail to express his wrath. An attitude that demonstrates enough that the 22-year-old midfielder disputes the choice of his coach and that he is struggling at OM. Recruited for 25 million euros, the former Flamengo struggles to justify the amount of his transfer. The former carioca has only one goal and one assist in 9 appearances under the tunic of Marseille.
In its edition of this Monday, The Team noted that this is the first time “that he publicly shows so much mistrust of his coach, even if he has already shown signs of annoyance in training”. Now remains to know how will react the Argentine technician following this misunderstanding. The OM coach is already criticized by a fraction of supporters for his management of Steve Mandanda. Against Lille, the 2018 world champion lined up a seventh match as a substitute.