Transparent, Sunday, during the reception of Dijon at the Stade Vélodrome, Florian Thauvin shows more and more worrying gaps.
If theOlympic Marseille preserved the essential, Sunday, taking the best of Dijon (2-0) in the closing match of the 31st day, the men of Jorge Sampaoli did not reassure. Saved by two goals from their central defenders, the Ciel et Blancs once again appeared very laborious. Dimitri Payet was certainly not unworthy, delivering two assists failing to convert the two big opportunities, but for the rest, the Marseille attack was hardly inspired.
Luis Henrique was too harmless, Arkadiusz Milik too lonely at the forefront of the attack and Florian Thauvin too messy, the tricolor world champion confirming his slump. Author of 6 goals and 7 assists in his first 16 Ligue 1 matches, the native of Orleans had to be content with 2 meager goals in his last 14 appearances in the league. And this drop in speed is all the more surprising as the former Bastiais evolves more in the heart of the game since the arrival of Jorge Sampaoli.
But according to Frédéric Piquionne, Florian Thauvin, now unable to play in a lane, is too dispersed to be able to weigh in at the forefront. “Thauvin can no longer play on one side, it’s clear and clear, Sampaoli has identified this lack of speed. He can play in this somewhat hybrid positioning where you are a little in line but or you have to go inside to free up space, that he can do. Thauvin must stop going looking for the balloons at Kamara and Gueye’s feet, it’s useless, thus entrusted the former Stéphanois. He has to let them play and find gaps and spaces behind opposing midfielders and try to combine with Lirola. He can also find himself in a striking position. “
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