ohm | OM Vitinha ‘first alternative’, ‘Marseille deserve titles’ for Ounahi, two latest switch window recruits unveiled

The final two OM recruits hope to develop the membership and win titles

Pierre-Antoine Trossero

Pablo Longoria didn’t cover his satisfaction with signing Azzedine Ounahi and Vitinha within the final days of the winter switch window. The president of OM managed to accumulate two gamers with nice potential, who’re right here to assist the membership develop and win titles. “Ounahi is vital to our mission. We have been following him for a very long time. He’s a participant I needed to salute on the finish of each sport with a uncommon expertisedeciphers the 37-year-old Spanish chief. After Amine Harit was injured, it was crucial to seek out somebody with percussion expertise. It has options for our sport plan to throw opponents off stability. It was a profile we would been searching for for a very long time.”

The previous Juventus chief additionally welcomed the acquisition of Vitinha, the most costly rookie in OM historical past for €32m plus bonus. “Vitinha has essential bodily traits. To start with, we’re speaking concerning the mission. He’s a participant underneath the age of 25. He’s an distinctive striker, a goalscorerestimated Pablo Longoria. It will probably adapt to totally different professions. In numerous conversations over the previous few months, we actually appreciated his profile, his mentality. I wish to work with humility. He’s a sought-after rookie quantity 9, able to imposing himself within the opposing zone.”

Two gamers who ought to match completely into Igor Tudor’s particular 3-4-2-1 system of play, with a relentless want to create a menace in entrance of the opponent’s objective.

Ounahi: ‘OM is the most important membership in France’

The primary participant to be unveiled to the media this Thursday on the Vélodrome, Azzedine Ounahi, who scored a shocking objective in Nantes (0-2) final night time in his first look in an OM shirt, expressed his satisfaction at signing at Marseille. “I wish to thank the president, I spoke to him through the World Cup. OM is without doubt one of the largest golf equipment on the planet, the most important membership in France. My alternative to return right here was pure.– emphasised the previous Angevin. I can play each in entrance of a defender and behind strikers. The coach confirmed me how he desires to make use of me. I shall be on the service of the group, I’ll give 100%. I am right here to assist the membership. I labored, I’ve confidence in my expertise. I do know the place I wish to go.”

A consultant of Morocco who describes himself as “technical participant”, “likes the sport of possession”door “ahead to trigger issues to the opponent”. “I think about my talents. I confirmed on the World Cup that I can play on the highest stage.mentioned new quantity Marseille 8. It is as much as me to indicate my options. I am now in a membership that can play all of the titles. I am completely happy to be right here, completely happy to put on the OM shirt. I had no stress once I received residence final night time. We play soccer to have enjoyable. I got here right here as a result of it has a vibe. Taking part in at residence in entrance of 60,000 individuals is what we love. I do know OM is a giant membership. Harit was dashing me to signal with OM, he is a brother to me. I can not watch for his return. He had an actual position on this switch.”

Azzedine Ounahi, for whom “OM is a membership like Casablanca”signed in Marseille as a result of he “I like this ardour for soccer”. Marseille’s new attacking midfielder is aware of the place he is going. He is aware of the calls for of such a historic membership. “Marseille deserves titleshelps a local of Casablanca. The objective is to play in all titles: Ligue 1, Coupe de France and why not the Champions League. I performed on the World Cup and not using a objective and with out an help. I have to make progress in entrance of the gate, I’ll work and get there. I am going to attempt to be as decisive as doable.”

Vitinha: “I wish to do like the nice gamers who went by means of OM”

The second participant offered to the media within the new configuration of the press room of the Vélodrome stadium, Portuguese Vitinha was very happy with the signing of the contract with OM. “I am very completely happy to be right here as a result of it is my first alternativementioned the striker, who arrived from Braga on Tuesday. It is a massive world-class membership, a historic membership. I had full confidence from the president. OM did all the pieces of their energy to convey me right here. I hope to assist the membership obtain its objectives.”

Excessive objectives from this second a part of the season, with the ambition to beat PSG, disadvantaged of Kylian Mbappé, within the spherical of 16 of the Coupe de France on Wednesday and aiming as excessive as doable in Ligue 1. “I already know the membership effectively. I’ve relations who reside in France. I additionally spoke to Nuno Tavares. I do know that the membership received the Champions League. It’s a actually historic membership. My objective is to fulfill the expectations of the followers. I wish to do what the nice gamers who they handed by means of this membership.”Vitinha explains.

The costliest buff within the historical past of OM already is aware of that he shall be eagerly awaited in Marseille. He confessed that his “first impression is excellent”. “In fact I spoke to the coach. My favourite place is to play as quantity 9he instructed the media. I used to be very effectively obtained. I’m very completely happy to be right here. All the pieces was very simple with my new teammates. I’ll put together as greatest I can for the following matches. I do know very effectively the strain that prevails on the pitch in OM. I am prepared to provide my greatest.”

Now it stays to be seen through which place Igor Tudor will use him, on the entrance of the assault or as help for Alexis Sanchez. I hope to fulfill the membership’s necessities. I’m a goalscorer who works loads in matches and coaching. I attempt to give my greatest to attain objectives and help. I shall be very attentive to what Alexis Sanchez says. an instance for me to assist me develop.”saliva from the highest of the Portuguese striker.

Ounahi and Vitinha unveiled will now be awaited by all OM lovers. The primary leg on Sunday night (20:45) towards Good in Ligue 1 on the Vélodrome, earlier than the decisive Wednesday Clasico within the spherical of 16 of the Coupe de France.

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