Back in the OM group, Dimitri Payet will be the man to watch for the Russians of the Lokomotiv Moscow, this Thursday night, in the Europa League.
OM: Dimitri Payet, the Marseille man who scares Moscow
Olympique de Marseille recovers its playmaker for the trip to Moscow. The midfielder, Dimitri Payet, is indeed in the group of Jorge Sampaoli who will face Lokomotiv Moscow this Thursday as part of the first day of the Europa League. If the Reunion was forfeited for the clash of the 5th day of Ligue 1 against AS Monaco, he returned in time for this European meeting.
Planning a turn-over for this meeting, coach Jorge Sampaoli could spare his playmaker. All options are possible tonight against the Russian club. Be that as it may, distrust is on the side of Lokomotiv Moscow due to the great form of Olympique Marseille and its living forces present. Before its shutdown, Dimitri Payet was particularly on a very good dynamic with 3 goals scored and 1 assist in 3 games. His efficiency and determination since the start of the season inspire respect.
That is why the Russian defender Dmitri Zhivogliadov (27 years old) is particularly wary of the OM playmaker. “He is a very technical player. Whatever team he plays in, he becomes its leader “, he confided.
Dmitri Zhivogliadov already warns the Marseillais
It is therefore obvious that the players of Lokomotiv Moscow, and in particular the defenders, logically were briefed on Dimitri Payet and the danger it represents. If he distrusts the Réunionais, Dmitri Zhivogliadov has also full confidence in his team to rout the offensives of Olympique de Marseille. “The composition of our group is still fantastic. We have gained confidence and strength. It will not be easy to face us “He warned. The meeting between the two teams promises to be very intense.