Ruslan Malinovskyi gave his feelings on the first weeks spent at OM. The Ukrainian notably gave the name of the player who impressed him the most, within the Olympian workforce.
Recruited under a loan with an option to buy, Ruslan Malinovskyi is gradually adapting to his new environment. The Ukrainian international (51 caps, 7 goals) has so far participated in 8 games, including 6 as a starter, and scored 2 goals. The native of Zhytomyr was notably decisive against PSG (2-1), during the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. Asked by Provencehe spoke about the quality of the Marseille workforce and gave the name of a player who particularly impresses him.
“Rongier has a special intelligence”
The former Atalanta player appreciates Valentin Rongier’s game: “I already knew Dimitri (Payet) before signing for OM, he has great qualities. But above all, Valentin Rongier. The first time I saw him in training, I discovered a balance player, with a special intelligence. I like this kind of footballers a lot. Alexis (Sanchez) too, who is 34 years old. Not everyone has this mentality. I think we’re all happy to have him with us, but he’s not the only one: there’s also Matteo (Guendouzi). He’s still young, but this grinta, this desire to always push, this way of always being angry when you concede a goal… It’s impressive.he told the Marseille daily.
Valentin Rongier has taken on a new dimension, under the direction of Igor Tudor, this season. The midfielder has played 31 games in all competitions and regularly wears the captain’s armband. His name is increasingly linked to the France team, where he has so far never made an appearance. As a reminder, OM paid 13 million euros to recruit him in the summer of 2019. His contract runs until June 2026.