Bad news for OM


By: Manu Tournoux

Gladly juggling different game systems, Jean-Louis Gasset finds himself limited in his choices.

The new OM coach in four matches was able to sign four victories, with an axial defense with three heads or two elements, indifferently. Jean-Louis Gasset has therefore succeeded where Gennaro Gattuso has systematically failed for two months. And yet the person concerned is not spared from bad news either.

Two weeks ago, the Marseille coach lost his captain Samuel Gigot to injury, who had to leave the field prematurely during the reception of Montpellier at the Vélodrome. The tough Marseille defender suffers from an acromioclavicular sprain which is generally unforgiving.

Not before Paris

Absent against Clermont and Villarreal these days, Samuel Gigot will also be absent against Nantes this weekend, then against Villarreal, again, and Rennes next week. In short, OM will not recover their captain before the international break and the scheduled resumption against PSG on March 31.

Thus deprived of a choice option in central defense, Jean-Louis Gasset should keep a four-player rearguard until further notice, with Chancel Mbemba and Leonardo Balerdi at the helm in the axis, and the young Bamo Méïté for alternative on the bench. This is for four more meetings, at least.

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