Captain of the Olympique de Marseille team in the absence of Valentin Rongier, Samuel Gigot was sent off during the match against FC Metz this weekend (1-1). A well-known journalist said that the defense does not have the sufficient level to play at OM.
Transferred from Spartak Moscow in the summer of 2022, Samuel Gigot quickly established himself as a key player in the Marseille team and one of the most consistent since the start of the season. His leadership, a quality that OM desperately seeks, gives him the role of vice-captain and the wearing of the armband in the absence of Valentin Rongier. A role that suits him.
This is obviously not the opinion of all observers, in particular of the former columnist of Canal (Site notre blog d’information) ClubPierre Ménès, who criticizes Gigot’s performance during the match against Metz.
“It’s not at the level of this team”
« The problem with this team is that Gigot is captaina statement from the journalist on his blog. The accent is Marseille, the air is nasty, the barbecue is… It’s not up to the level of this equipment. The explosion is obviously due to OM, who will not replay in the Ligue 1 match in 2024. This is worrying for OM, but the team is very handicapped. If you have a field environment without Rongier, Kondogbia and Veretout, it’s complicated. By falling behind, it will be very difficult to secure a European place.»
Note that during the meeting between supporters and players, Samuel Gigot was cited as an example for his commitment and determination, while Valentin Rongier was questioned about his role as captain so that he motivates his teammates. Leo Balerdi and Amine are on the same wavelength… pic.twitter.com/dlDey2sbVh
— #TeamOM Officiel (@TeamOM_Officiel) February 6, 2024
With this direct exclusion, Samuel Gigot will at least miss the placement in Brest next weekend. Fortunately for OM and Gennaro Gattuso, Chancel Mbemba will be back from the African Cup of Nations, where he reached the semi-finals with Congo. Porto’s previous match took place in the same part of the group for the match against Shakhtar Donetsk, in the European League play-offs.