Posted November 19, 2021 at 4.30 pm by Arthur Montagne
Present at a press conference, Jorge Sampaoli spoke about his ambitions for the winter transfer window and does not hide that he is waiting for reinforcements. Pablo Longoria is warned.
For his first summer transfer window at the head of OM , Jorge Sampaoli was spoiled. Indeed, no less than 11 players have arrived namely Gerson , Konrad de la Fuente , Leonardo Balerdi , Matteo Guendouzi , Cengiz Under , Pau Lopez , William Saliba , Luan Peres , Pol Lirola , Pedro Ruiz Delgado and Amine Harit . And yet, at the end of the transfer window, the OM coach was still asking for players. “We want 20 players and three goalies. We're missing four or five options, to be good on both counts, there's this pandemic and not as much money as before. We are working to train this workforce. We had to train from scratch and it takes time. We thought we would do it before the start of Ligue 1, but we couldn't and we have competition on the market too, ”he confided on August 26 and after this statement, only Amine Harit has arrived. Pablo Longoria failed to sell and therefore could not invest more in the last days of the transfer window. And despite an overall successful start to the season, Jorge Sampaoli therefore wishes to see players disembark during the winter transfer window.
Sampaoli wants reinforcements
Present at a press conference before the clash against OL , Jorge Sampaoli commented on its workforce and the way the players adapt to its playing philosophy: “I don't know if we can say that this team looks like me, but we are on a long road, a journey. To achieve very competitive football, it takes time. We see a few points that come close to what we want, but we still cannot submit the opponent, which I would like. Afterwards, the viewer also influences this trip. Would I be able to give the fans the joy they want every time? I do not know. I consider that we are still missing something. And what may be missing is experience. Indeed, Jorge Sampaoli has a fairly young workforce and clearly calls for reinforcements for the month of January. “We ask Pablo (Longoria) and Frank (McCourt) to bring in confirmed players. We don't have these players yet, I fight every day so that they understand our needs. Sometimes it is possible, sometimes not. It's not always the president's fault, we also have an owner who decides. But even if we lack experienced players, there is an obligation of excellence in this club. Which can be difficult, since we ask players who do not yet have a lot of experience to be excellent. (Laughs) But I'm going to lose my job because of your questions! », Adds Sampaoli . Pablo Longoria and Frank McCourt are therefore warned.