This is the end of this presentation to the press. A place for official photos.
Next OM match: in Brest, on the evening of Sunday 14 August at 8:45 pm.
About the case of Kalita Car
Longoria explains that there should be no club at the end of the contract. “Olympique de Marseille will not have a player at the end of his contract, this is very clear in the club’s policy and we spoke with the player and his representatives.”
How many players are to be sold at the end of the transfer period?
Giving an exact number is complicated, and that will be the task by the end of the transition period. But our target is 22 players, two players per position.
On the terms of the second year
The conditions are that everyone is happy with the situation. Alexis came here to be competitive and win. This is everyone’s goal. I think the most important thing is that we have Alexis.
“It’s teamwork and patience. I thank them for their patience because sometimes I can be heavy, days with a lot of phone calls. We were already talking about it a little bit last year, but especially in June when Jaier Ribalta came in. It was a slow process but with a lot of patience Among all the people here (Alexis Sanchez and his agent).
We now turn to the questions in Longoria
It starts with a wink.
On expectations in Marseille
I like pressure, because things are tough. This has always been the case in my career. It allowed me to learn how to manage all that and deal with that pressure.
Cheick Bamba Dieng is a big fan of Alexis Sanchez
“It’s great to have a player who looks up to you, if I can train with him.”
What are his first steps in Marseille?
First of all, I am looking for a home where I will be comfortable and happy with my family. If we want to win, we must be happy, not only me but also my family and my dog.
What made you choose Marseille?
“It’s a personal challenge for me. I’ve played in Italy, Spain, England and now in France.” He also says that Inter player Lucien Agoume has acquired OM and that the idea is starting to spread.
At the reception yesterday at the airport
“Very surprised and so happy with the welcome, I still haven’t been able to put my feet on the ground after this welcome.”
Did he choose OM for the Champions League?
“Playing in the Champions League is a very beautiful thing. I try to fight for titles everywhere I go. Inter haven’t won in 11 years when I arrived. Here is the same thing. There is a very good team, very good leaders and we will do our best for that.”
What does he know about Marseille?
“I was told OM has a great history, the biggest French club. It’s a challenge for me to come and win here, when I come here it’s to win titles.”
What is his ideal position?
“My position is more on the right or on the left behind a striker but I can also adapt.”
It’s Sanchez’s turn to talk, let’s talk about his physical form
“Physically I feel good, I trained at Talie, with Inter. There are still some small details to sort out, especially touching the ball a little bit more and finding the rhythm. I am very happy with what happened yesterday, from this welcome I hope I can bring them back It’s all down to the field.”
Alexis Sanchez there, introduced by Pablo Longoria.
Pablo Longoria begins, “Thank you for your word and your belief in the project.” “We’ve always said the project is with players to develop, functional players in different positions, but when we have the possibility to ‘create a player with this international experience, 70 European matches, 140 selections and 19 trophies, it’s something we wanted him to do. Alexis Sanchez, embodies everything we need, a player who can play in different positions and allow us to take a leap in level, change the dimension in the team.”
Only a few minutes left until Sanchez’s show
It’s supposed to be a little cooler than last night at the airport.
Hello and welcome to Alexis Sanchez’s show
It’s a huge blow to the Olympic attack, as far as the Champions League is concerned, but it’s also a bet, because Alexis Sanchez is coming out of a complicated period at Inter Milan. He will also have to be part of the Olympic collegiate group, even if it means wrestling some well-known stars, but this, his coach Igor Theodor has already started. It premieres at 4.30pm, to follow live with commentary on RMC Sport.