The presence of Kylian Mbappé for the next Classico between OM and PSG scheduled for next Sunday stirs up some fear in Marseille.
Just two weeks ago, Olympique de Marseille eliminated Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 of the French Cup. In a melting Velodrome, Marseille won 2 goals to 1 against the Parisians, without their main offensive asset, Kylian Mbappé, injured. After this historic Classico, the two teams will face each other again, this time in the league.
The OM will host this Sunday the PSG in the framework of the 25th day of Ligue 1. A decisive match in the race for the title, since the club can come back to two points of the Parisian leader if they win at the Velodrome. All Marseille fans are already looking forward to this second home victory against Paris. But some observers of OM are more reluctant. This is particularly the case of Eric Di Meco.
OM : Eric Di Meco is wary of the presence of Kylian Mbappé in Marseille
The retired midfielder, now a consultant for RMC Sport, expects a very complicated match for OM. For this Classico act 2, the club of the capital will be able to count on its spearhead Kylian Mbappé. Back from injury, the French striker was decisive in PSG‘s victory against LOSC (4-3). His impact in the Parisian game has not escaped anyone.
The presence of Kylain Mbappé at the Velodrome will necessarily force the Phocéens to play in a different way compared to the recent clash between the two teams. Eric Di Meco then assures that the return of the former Monegasque will change a lot of things at Olympique de Marseille. “I think it’s going to be a lot more difficult on Sunday, first of all because there is the return of Mbappé. So, the block that you put at 50 meters from your goal, you’ll have to put it at 30-35 meters and it’s no longer the same, “said the former Marseille on sports radio.
In any case, OM is in an “ideal position” before facing PSG. In view of their recent performances, the Phocaean club is in full confidence and has all the necessary weapons to repeat the feat against the Parisians. The appointment is made this Sunday at the Velodrome from 20:45.