Posted on October 26, 2021 at 5:10 pm by AM
Long dismissed, especially for his refusal to be sold this summer, Duje Caleta-Car is back in force in the starting lineup of Jorge Sampaoli. And the latter is delighted with the return of the Croatian international.
This summer, OM achieved an impressive recruitment, but on the sales side, Pablo Longoria would have liked to bring a little more money into the coffers. Among the players identified for a start, Duje Caleta-Car was at the top of the list. However, while the OM had refused to sell him to Liverpool during the previous winter transfer window, this time it was the Croatian international who decided to reject the offers of Wolverhampton and Newcastle , which deprived the Marseille club of a good sale. Duje Caleta-Car had moreover been relegated to the background since the start of the season.
“It's important to get players like him back”
< p> Indeed, the former defender of Salzburg has just made three starts in a row. And Jorge Sampaoli is delighted to be able to count on the return to form of Duje Caleta-Car . “He came into the team when we felt he was in peak mental, physical and footballing shape. We'll see how he is, but it's important to get players like him back in such a busy schedule. We will need everyone, ”said the coach of OM at a press conference.