Invited this Wednesday in front of the journalists, Sead Kolasinac gave his impressions of the situation experienced by Dimitri Payet at theOlympic Marseille. The Bosnian defender defended the French attacking midfielder, barred by competition under the Igor Tudor era.
Six starts this season
“Leaving is out of the question? Exactly. Even if there are requests, a bit of everything, I said and I say again that I don’t want to leave. I want to stay here, finish here. Even if it’s complicated, the challenge is exciting for the years I have left and I intend to take it up. Today, I don’t see myself anywhere else. I’m fine, my family too. We have found our balance. I am even looking to build my house here. Afterwards, I have four children, if we have to move one day, it will be thanks or because of one of them.
Invited by the newspaper Provence to talk about his future, Dimitri Payet announced the color on its intentions. Although barred by competition and constrained to a more limited playing time than in the past, the French attacking midfielder does not plan to leave Olympique de Marseille. Nothing to disturb therefore the Reunionese, only tenured six times in all competitions since the launch of the 2022-2023 season, in 14 appearances.
“He is important on the pitch”
Defended by Croatian coach Igor Tudorthe 35-year-old player also obtained the support of Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac, on the eve of Thursday’s arrival of Toulouse Football Club counting for the 16th day of Ligue 1. “I think Payet will be important for us in the second half of the season. He’s our captain, he’s important on the pitch, he can score, give assists. He is a good person, he has qualities on and off the pitch. We are happy to have him with us”the 29-year-old left-back told reporters.
Despite a status questioned by the successor of Jorge Sampaoli, Dimitri Payet has effectively proven that his talent remained. Before the international break linked to the 2022 World Cup, the former Stéphanois signed two assists during the victory obtained on the ground of AS Monaco (3-2, 15th day of Ligue 1). And on the sidelines of the World Cup, the native of Saint-Pierre scored in a friendly match against the Italians of Sassuolo (3-2 defeat).