OM: the first words of Cédric Bakambu

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In an interview with OM media, Cédric Bakambu gave his first impressions since his arrival.

Olympique de Marseille has strengthened this winter by betting on Cédric Bakambu. The striker, free of any contract since his departure from China and the Beijing Guoan club, signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Marseille team yesterday and hopes to play the leading roles there. Ahead of his press conference presentation later today, the 30-year-old spoke for the first time in a video released by the media of his new team.

“I am African, Congolese. We know that OM in Africa is something huge. I grew up in France, I lived in Vitry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne) so I know what OM means nationally. My goals for the end of the season are to add my contribution to the building. I’m a striker so my role is to score, I hope to be able to score as many goals as possible and help the team to reach the coveted goals, in all modesty ”, assures the one who scored 147 goals in 339 matches during his career.

OM’s style suits him

In competition with Milik then Dieng, once the latter returns from the African Cup of Nations, Bakambu hopes to play the leading roles in a team with the perfect style according to him. “I spoke briefly with the coach by phone. I immediately felt that he was a very determined person and that is what I liked about his speech, I will not hide it from you. I can’t wait to meet him and work under him ”, the new number 13 of OM is impatient.

“I followed OM from China because you should know that Ligue 1 is a championship followed abroad, continues the one who has also evolved in Turkey and Spain. Personally, I don’t know the players here, apart from Alvaro because I played with him at Villarreal otherwise I will discover them and I can’t wait to get to know them. I like the way OM play. It reminds me a bit of Villarreal’s with high pressing, possession of the ball most of the game. I’m a very aggressive person on the pitch, I like to push forward and that’s what suits me. “

Can’t wait to rediscover the Vélodrome

It is up to him to find his place in a relatively young Marseille workforce. Now in his thirties, the former Sochalien will try to bring his experience, he who returns to the French championship 7 and a half years after leaving it. Will he already be in the field for the LOSC reception this weekend? Sampaoli will decide, but Bakambu is already eager to rediscover the Vélodrome. “I played there in 2012 with Sochaux. It was impressive. I have fond memories of it. I can not wait to be there.”

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