Geoffrey Kondogbia, starting for the first time since mid-September with Olympique de Marseille, put in a solid performance in midfield alongside Gennaro Gattuso.
Managed by injuries since his arrival in Marseille, Geoffrey Kondogbia was lined up for the first time in Gennaro Gattuso’s starting lineup, alongside Valentin Rongier and Jordan Veretout, during the match against AEK Athens.
In a statement in the mixed zone, the Central African player has the feeling that he will be sent to the countries of the two French teammates in midfield: “ The mid 3 went well, I also have great players around me which helped me“, admitted the former Valencia player. “ We have put in place the necessary ingredients to win this match. Although everything was not perfect, it is encouraging for the future“.
Has Gattuso found his new trio in the middle?
And Kondogbia added: “ They are experienced children, so communication was made easier. Valentin Rongier has a very good lesson on the game, he says while freeing up the spaces, but he has no tests of his adapters in three. For us, it’s pretty easy. Now, you have to chain matches to develop automatisms, but personally, I really enjoyed it“.
The birth of Nemours was part of his impressions of the atmosphere at the Stade Vélodrome, which earned him a new record of influence on the victory against the Greeks: “ As usual, we are always surprised by our supporters, every match they surprise us. Come towards the other children, you will have a huge advantage for you, the Vélodrome will also be a fortress. We also have a pre-match image which shows the friendship between the two groups of supporters, which is also a plus. This represents (Site notre bureau spécialisé). It’s comfortable to see the kind of image“.
Kondogbia, after the match:
“The OM/AEK Athens fraternity? There’s nothing more beautiful than this kind of thing in (Site notre bureau spécialisé) and it warms the heart. We were surprised by the atmosphere created by the supporters and, at each home match, our supporters surprise us… pic.twitter.com/zeIM7veZtU
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During the next day of the Europa League, OM players will travel to Greece where they should also be well received by the locals.