Tensions between Gerson and his coach Jorge Sampaoli are up a notch during the defeat of Olympique de Marseille against LOSC. The two men would have had a frank explanation in the locker room.
OM: The frank explanation between Gerson and Sampaoli
OM’s first defeat this season against RC Lens (3-2) had already caused some stir in the Phocaean locker room. Mattéo Guendouzi and Gerson had challenged each other for long seconds during this encounter before their teammates Pape Gueye and Dimitri Payet intervened to restore calm between the two players. But the defeat suffered in Lille last weekend has visibly revived tensions around Gerson.
Replaced in the 62nd minute by Amine Harit, the Brazilian midfielder showed some gestures of annoyance during his exit. According to the information of The Team, Gerson tasted little in his exit against LOSC. He would have made it clear to his coach Jorge Sampaoli at the end of the match. The sports daily explains that the Brazilian would also regret not evolving as a relay midfielder, his favorite position. The coach and the Marseille player then discussed at length so that the tension was soothed, assures the source. However, the midfielder is not at his first blow of blood against Jorge Sampaoli.
Gerson already annoyed at training
The Team indeed reveals that Gerson has already exposed his disagreement with Jorge Sampaoli during the last training session of OM before the trip to Lille. “He had already signified his anger for not being used wisely and, a priori, not to appear in the likely starting team, during a set up in the closed door of the Commandery, recently”, explains the source. Obviously, the misunderstanding between the OM coach and his summer recruit persists. But a meeting took place with the entire staff under the aegis of Sampaoli in the privacy of the Commandery and a calm climate.