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OM: Álvaro González, disappointment and doubts

Aligned Wednesday night against OGC Nice, Álvaro González did not make a very good copy, he who is at fault on the Nice goal. The Spaniard was obviously disappointed, and took advantage of the mixed zone to quickly empty his bag.

A bit like Jordan Amavi, who hadn’t played for more than a month and the match in Angers in Ligue 1, Álvaro González reappeared with Olympique de Marseille on Wednesday evening on the lawn of the Stade de l’Aube, for the postponed match against OGC Nice counting for the 3rd day of the French championship (1-1). Present alongside William Saliba and Duje Caleta-Car in the central hinge, rather than Luan Peres for example, the Spanish defender has regained playing time, he who had not worn the OM jersey since September 30 and the reception of Galatasaray in the Europa League (0-0).

Not necessarily below, the former defensive element of Villarreal, however, experienced some difficulties against interesting Aiglons, especially in the first period. On the opening score of Gouiri (6th), it is for example him who raises badly and sees his pass being intercepted in the air by Kamara who then launches Guessand, the decisive passer on goal. A few minutes later, he also struggled to hamper Gouiri (35th) who finally came up against a great Pau Lopez. And in the second half, he protected his goalkeeper well on a dangerous corner, where he could have grazed the goal against his camp (52nd).

“I’m not happy because it’s been a long time since I played”

What to be frustrated and upset then. And in the mixed zone, the 31-year-old did not hide his disappointment. “I’m not happy because it’s been a long time since I played. At the start of the match, I played badly a lot of times. We took the goal and it’s a shame for me. Afterwards, we finished the first half a little better, we played better in the second. But the result is good for us because I think we didn’t play well in the first half. They had few chances in second but hey, we continue », released Álvaro González, slightly annoyed in front of journalists.

With now five appearances in all competitions since the start of the season (only 1 minute against Bordeaux on August 15), the Spaniard no longer has the same importance as last season when he played no less than 40 games under the orders. by André Villas-Boas, Nasser Larguet and therefore Jorge Sampaoli. It must be said that the competition is much tougher with the signatures of William Saliba and Luan Peres. But there are still matches and training for Álvaro González to try to make a difference and reverse the trend in the mind of Jorge Sampaoli.

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