FOOTBALL – OM Ligue 1: Jorge Sampaoli announces painful news at ASSE

Jorge Sampaoli and OM will be at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday to face ASSE in the 36th day of Ligue 1. Two days before this match, the coach of the Marseille team has reviewed his group.

Jorge Sampaoli will have his 100% complete group against ASSE

Fighting for the Top 5 and a qualification for the Europa League at the end of the season, Olympique Marseille travels this weekend to Saint-Étienne to face Claude Puel‘s men. If the coach of AS Saint-Etienne announced “there are 7-8 injuries in the team, we will take stock tomorrow”, his counterpart of Marseille seems to be well off two days before their confrontation. Indeed, during his press conference on Friday, Jorge Sampaoli said openly that he will have a group almost complete for the match on Sunday against the Greens.

“Yes, 100% of the group is available for this game against ASSE,” said the Argentine coach of the Phocaean club. In the recovery phase last week, Jordan Amavi and Hiroki Sakai are therefore fit for the clash against the band Wahbi Khazri.

Jordan Amavi not sure to start against ASSE

Jordan Amavi

Back from muscular injuries (calf, thigh), which have kept him away from the fields and the group of Olympique de Marseille for more than four months, Jordan Amavi, just extended until 2025, admitted that it will be difficult to be a starter on Sunday against the Greens.
“It’s a bit complicated. I do not think I will be a starter. To return during the match, it is possible, little by little. After that, it’s the coach who decides”, explained the Marseille left-back ready to “help the team” and eager to “play under Sampaoli. It can be interesting, we go through the wings a lot. I hope to be comfortable in this system. “
As a reminder, before this match, OM is 6th in the Ligue 1 standings with 56 points while ASSE has secured its maintenance with 42 points and is in 12th place.

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