Established to everyone’s surprise for this trip to Monaco, Bamba Dieng fired from all wood. He scored twice and offered OM a magnificent victory in the Principality.
While Arkadiusz Milk has to return to work with the Olympique de Marseille group and Dimitri Payet felt discomfort in his thigh preventing him from being in the game against Monaco this Saturday, Jorge Sampaoli did not have a thousand alternatives. Small surprise all the same when the match sheets fell: the young Bamba Dieng was titular.
His first in Ligue 1 and his real first minutes since he had only had a few minutes when he entered against Montpellier. We were quickly surprised in any case by his first steps. His calls were fantastic, so was his sense of the game. In the first period, dominated overall by OM, he even found the posts of Nübel twice.
A real alternative to Milik
Finally, his time has come. On a love of the ball in the depth of Luan Peres, Bamba Dieng, starting from the midfielder in the back of the defense, would beat the opposing goalkeeper with a flat foot. As if his previous failures in touching the amounts had not really made him doubt. First tenure, first goal.
But that’s not all. Indeed, in the second half, after a marvelous job by Harit, he protected the leather of his body and, with a cross strike, again beat the Monegasque goalkeeper. ” It’s true, I’m happy with this performance. I thank the whole team for helping me. It’s true I made two posts, I knew it was coming, I stayed focused to do better afterwards, I was able to score two goals “, Said the main interested party before continuing.
” I am always available for the coach. I do what I’m going to have to do. It’s a dream, because I don’t have the words to tell you, I’m very happy too », He concluded. It did not take more for Jorge Sampaoli to offer him a nice standing ovation and songs (“Hey hey hey hey, Bamba, Bamba »By taking him out (66th). There she is, the real alternative to Arek Milik.