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Marseille supporters and especially himself have waited a long time for his return this summer. Pol Lirola took the time to find OM because of resistance from Fiorentina. And in his confidences in Provence, we understand that the period was quite unpleasant to live. “The truth is, I didn’t know if I could come back because the days went by and the transfer didn’t happen. But Pablo (Longoria) told me to be quiet and assured me that I would come back ”.
The Spanish defender, who admits to having “had moments of nervousness”, also assured that the interest of Atalanta, despite the prospect of playing the Champions League, did not waver. “The interest of Atalanta came to my ears, and even if I would love to play the Champions League, I immediately told my agent that I only wanted to play for OM”, revealed Lirola.
A complicated summer weighed on his return
A player whose return to OM is not going as well as expected. Trimbaled in several positions by Jorge Sampaoli, Lirola does not hold it against him for all that. “The Mister can line me up anywhere, I would do my best,” assures the Spaniard, who mostly blames his difficulties on a complicated summer. “It was a bit hard, especially at the start, because I didn’t do any real preparation, I was training alone at Fiorentina. It handicapped me during my first matches at OM. Now, I have a very good physical level, and I think I will reach my performance very quickly from last season, ”promises one of the key recruits from last summer.
Pol Lirola, the Spanish side of OM, spoke on Friday in the columns of Provence. Looking back on his hectic summer but also his last complicated weeks. Since his return, it is indeed difficult for him to shine.