false joy for Dieng, absent from the match sheet!


Sacred emotional lift for Bamba Dieng. Finally back in the Olympique de Marseille group for the reception of Rennes this Sunday (3 p.m.) on the occasion of the 8e day of Ligue 1, the striker was confronted in the process with a huge disappointment.

Bamba Dieng, ASM-OM

And for good reason, the Marseille coach Igor Tudor finally did not retain the Senegalese international among the 20 players on the score sheet. The former resident of Diambars will therefore have to be content to follow this poster from the stands of the Stade Vélodrome…

Good news, but not too much…

Pushed out by Tudor since his appointment, the winner of the last CAN seemed set to remain deadlocked following his aborted transfer to Nice in the final minutes of the transfer window. But his recent return to training then the departure of Cédric Bakambu at Olympiakos, in the same position, opened up new prospects for him, materialized by his return to the squad. Nevertheless, the message sent by Tudor this Sunday is very clear: Dieng is not excluded but he still does not have his preferences and will have to hang on. This decision was generally very badly taken by Marseille supporters, as we can see on social networks.

He lived a been complicated, to say the least. He’s a wonderful person, very nice, a good person. Now he’s training, he’s in the band“, was content to comment on a not very loquacious Tudor Friday in a press conference. We will therefore still have to wait before attending the first minutes of Dieng’s game this season in an official match… Two months before the 2022 World Cup, there is urgency. “He must understand that we will not give him any gifts and it is up to him to take charge, it is up to him to move forward and believe in himself and to work…“, has also urged his coach Aliou Cissé on Friday.