In the Late Football Club program broadcast on Canal +, Dimitri Payet talked about the end of the season that awaits the OM, the European Cup on the sidelines of the double confrontation against Feyenoord, but also about his role in the squad as captain.
With a playing system that suits him well this season, Dimitri Payet is experiencing one of the best seasons of his career at the age of 35, notably with 12 goals and 10 assists in Ligue 1. A true darling of the Stade Vélodrome , the Reunionese still has fond memories of the 2017/2018 epic that saw OM lose in the Europa League final against Antoine Griezmann’s Atlético Madrid (0-3). Dimitri Payet talks about the importance and enthusiasm that a Champions Cup brings to Marseille every day and about the fans’ love for the club.
It is something exceptional, it is not disrespectful to our championship but it is different, I had the opportunity to experience an epic in 2017/2018. Here I live near the stadium, the fans constantly remind me of a match, an action, the end of the season, many things there is always something to say about the OM so it is certain that living in Marseille does not escape this fervor. ” Dimitri Payet – Source: Canale + (25/04/2022)
I’m more of a technical leader on the pitch than someone who will lead his team – Payet
The flagship of Jorge Sampaoli’s style of play, Dimitri Payet provides more information on the type of leader he is, on the importance he has assumed in the world of work and on the evolution of his role on and off the pitch since his arrival in OM .
I do not have the soul of a captain in myself, after time and experience I have the sash today and the Dimitri Payet who was 20 perhaps was not as good as the Dimitri of today because he lacked so many things, the experience, the maturity to be a a little smarter, it’s true that having spent nearly eight years here makes you grow much faster. For my part, I am more of a technical leader on the pitch than one who will lead his team but without necessarily having a speech, but that is rare. Dimitri Payet – Source: Canale + (25/04/2022)
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If the qualification to the semifinals of the Europa League Conference has become effective it is also thanks to Dimitri Payet and his half volley from outside the area, explains the midfielder this action that has gone around the world.
It’s a combination, it’s also a goal that happens because a few years ago I had the same type of ball, I wanted to control it, I missed the control and there was a counterattack and we conceded a goal. I told myself that if I had one day, even if it meant putting it in the gallery, I would try it, at least I wouldn’t risk it. But this time he gave this nice goal. Dimitri Payet – Source: Canale +
Fans expect a successful conclusion to the season – Payet
Olympique de Marseille will travel to Rotterdam on Thursday to face Feyenoord in the semi-final first leg of the Europa League Conference, Dimitri Payet expresses his feelings about the match awaiting OM and the club’s goals in this competition.
I think we trained with this trip to Greece with a very very warm audience, so it is obvious that we expect a very difficult match for them that they will want to win, after which it is up to us to face this match as we have taken the others with the idea of set up our game and try to put them in trouble as much as possible. If we are lucky enough to be able to afford a European Cup final, we will do everything necessary and the goal is that because the fans expect a positive season finale. Dimitri Payet – Source: Canale +
Dimitri Payet is having a great season, a season that could end with a title at the end, which would be the first in his career for the French international. One thing is certain, is that the season finale promises to be exciting with a second place to win in Ligue 1 and this course in the Europa League Conference that captivates Marseille fans.