Ounahi mishandled, OM did not learn their lesson

In difficulty since the start of the season, Azzedine Ounahi has lost the confidence of coach Marcelino. If its situation does not change, Olympique de Marseille will be able to say goodbye to the added value hoped for in the Moroccan environment.

Disappointing in the left winger position, and barred by competition in the midfield, Azzedine Ounahi risks spending a difficult season at Olympique de Marseille. We are far from the performances expected upon his arrival, when the Marseille club, impressed by his performances at the 2022 World Cup, had bet 10 million euros on the Moroccan international. The former Angevin will absolutely have to adapt to the scheme of coach Marcelino, the management having no intention of making his task easier. For journalist Mathieu Grégoire, Olympique de Marseille is making a serious mistake.

OM scuttles with Ounahi

« More than a player or coach problem, we are with Ounahi on a subject of sports policy, concerning leaders like his entouragedenounced our colleague from L’Equipe on the social network In January, OM took this young player to nurture him and benefit from sporting and financial added value if things go well. Six months later, he is the main victim of a change of system, in a 4-4-2 which does not exploit his primary qualities. He is not the only one (see Guendouzi, sold for lack of places in the middle), but he is the most symbolic case, the future seemed to belong to him. »

« Today, it’s up to him to gain playing time (he chose not to rush into the first medium project that came at the end of August, which is an interesting sign) and it’s up to OM to readjust its sporting policy by making him a place other than: “you will be the Soler of the group, a Swiss army knife”advised the Marseille observer. Otherwise, there’s no point asking the question “why does OM sell cheaply?” in 2024 or 2025, the answer would already be known… » Even if the Atlas Lion continues to shine in the selection, with a goal scored against Burkina Faso (1-0) on Tuesday, his value is not likely to increase if he remains on the bench in Marseille.

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