Clauss, the verdict is in!


By: Manu Tournoux

After OM’s victory against Nantes (2-0), Sunday evening in Ligue 1, Jean-Louis Gasset gave news of Jonathan Clauss, last minute withdrawal for this match.

It was without Jonathan Clauss that OM won against Nantes, Sunday evening at the Vélodrome, their fifth victory in a row in all competitions (2-0). While he was expected to start against the Canaries, the Marseille right-back finally sat in the stands alongside a long-term absentee, Valentin Rongier, after exchanging a few words with Medhi Benatia on the edge of the lawn.

But this time, it’s not for his “behavioral problems”, denounced in February by the president’s advisor Pablo Longoria, that the French international remained on the sidelines. His last minute withdrawal was due to pain behind his knee, which Jean-Louis Gasset and his staff did not want to aggravate. “There is a small image on the ultrasound, but it’s not serious”indicated the Marseille coach at a press conference.

Gasset reassuring for Clauss

The absence of the former Lensois should therefore not last. “I think he needed two or three days of restadded the Ciel et Blanc coach. In the European Cup (last Thursday against Villarreal, editor’s note), I took him out with a quarter of an hour to go because he didn’t have to sprint too many times or take the corner too many times. . The examinations tell us that there is nothing serious, but as he is the only full-back in the club…” No risks are taken!

If Jean-Louis Gasset aligned Bamo Meïté in the right lane of defense against Nantes, beaten thanks to a double from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he knows very well that Jonathan Clauss is difficult to replace in his position. “Every time he is not there, we are forced to invent a strategy to deal with that, without having specialistshe said. Eventually, it will show. » Fortunately for OM, everything will quickly return to order.

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