In January, Marseille spent just over $40 million to buy Vitinha and Onahe. But, apart from the adaptation time, the inductees do not appear to have been made for OM Tudor.
While everything seems to be going for the best in the best possible worlds for Olympique de Marseille, the problem has become more and more so in recent weeks: Did Pablo Longoria make a huge mistake in appointing him this winter?
First, a note: since their arrival in Marseille on January 29 and 31, Azzedine Onahi and Vitina have only played 64 minutes for the Moroccan and 52 minutes for the Portuguese. Even worse: They both started four matches in the set, each time being knocked out in the first half by Igor Tudor.
Onahe arrives in poor condition, not Ventinha, her carrier in Braga
If we can understand that for Unahi, who has hardly played again since the World Cup third-place match, it will be even more surprising for the Portuguese striker, who was still playing for his club in January.
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But my challenge. Yesterday in Toulouse, Igor Tudor released the Moroccan at the break to bring in Ruslan Malinowski in his place. The Ukrainian is a player with a more serious profile, stronger in duels, who can adapt to more positions (higher or lower, on the side or in the axis) In short, he is “much more Tudor compatible than the skilful technician Ounahi can be. In the same position Tudor’s side were almost better with less technical Matteo Guendouzi, the first alternative to Cengiz Under.
Tudor’s OM has no player in the top 10 and is no worse off
The observation is clearer for Vitina. While we thought the arrival of the player from Braga would allow Sanchez to take a step back, this is not the case. The Chilean and the Portuguese have never spent a single minute together on the field. As for the pure goalscorer, the Croatian technician favors the hard-working player who will punch holes in the four corners of the opposition pitch.
And if the disadvantage is that OM does not have a player in the top 10 Ligue 1 top scorers (Alexis Sanchez is 11ywith 9 achievements), the results give reason to his coach.