In an interview with France Football, Jordan Amavi spoke of his long slump in Marseille in recent years.
Elected best player of OM last October, Jordan amavi was far from suspecting that he could become one of the strong men again by André Villas-Boas this season. Very often criticized by Marseille fans after mixed performances, the 26-year-old side also had to suffer criticism from his former coach, Rudi garcia.
” As I was slow to regain decent performance and publicly announced my bad level, they ended up having enough, confided the French left-back. It’s like the coach, Rudi Garcia. At the start of my bad patch, he tempered, he tried to help me. But, after a while, he broke like everyone else. One day, he told me cash: ‘clearly, you are costing us points’. At the time, I did not expect it, I said to myself: ‘ah yeah, absolutely?’ (laughs) It’s the first time a coach has told me something like this. The first real test of my career. “
“I was condemned ex officio”
If only one image had to be chosen to describe Jordan Amavi’s descent into hell, it would be that of his replacement, on September 29, 2019, at the half-time of a match against Reindeer (1-1). The defender remembers it very well. ” There I hit rock bottom. I was on the verge of tears, sincerely. Nerves broke with this question: ‘how did I get there?’ I didn’t recognize myself anymore, he explained. I couldn’t fall any lower. Even before touching the ball, I was whistled… I was not even given the chance to do my job, I was automatically condemned. Even when I was doing something right people would applaud me ironically. “
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