Bamba Dieng comes out of the silence


Forced to sit on the bench this season, Bamba Dieng was decisive this Saturday in the victory of Olympique de Marseille against Hyères (2-0), in the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France.

Bamba Dieng, OM Olympique de Marseille

Holder at the forefront of the Olympique de Marseille attack, Bamba Dieng helped the Bouches-du-Rhône club to dominate Hyères (2-0), this Saturday, in the framework of the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France. France. In a meeting marked by the expulsion of Eric Bailly after fifteen minutes of play, the players trained by Igor Tudor escaped from the trap set by the Varois, residents of the fourth division, on goals from Alexis Sanchez ( 45th on penalty) and Bamba Dieng (70th).

“I’m happy to score”

Little used since the start of the 2022-2023 season, with only one tenure in eight Ligue 1 games and a goal against Strasbourg (2-2, 13th day), the Senegalese striker was in heaven after the qualification of his people and his own performance, with the official channel of the club. “It was a tough game. We met at ten. We changed the system. It was not easy. The main thing was to win. We aim to win this Cup. We will do everything for. I’m happy to score. This is the role of an attacker. We will take advantage of it and continue to work for Wednesday’s game.”

Remained silent about his situation, the native of Pikine would now be willing to extend to Canebière, while his current contract ends in June 2024. Last summer, the 22-year-old player was close to leaving Olympique de Marseille, before his about-face with Leeds United then the failure of his medical visit to Nice. Despite limited playing time, Bamba Dieng would consider continuing the adventure with the Phocaeans, even if a departure in the coming months cannot be completely ruled out.