Author of a heroic return to Kylian Mbappé, the young central defender was proud of his performance after the meeting.
At the height of his 20 years and for his first Classico against Paris Saint-Germain, William Saliba achieved a boss size performance. The former AS Saint-Etienne defender, now belonging to Arsenal and on loan to OM, had a very good match and was very solid against the formidable attacking trio of PSG. The native of Bondy has also stood out with a crucial return on Kylian Mbappé who spun alone on goal.
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The French international hopefuls did not panic and withstood the speed of the 2018 world champion. William Saliba intervened with a risky tackle since he could have been excluded, or even caused a penalty, if he had never not touched the ball, but the 20-year-old defender totally mastered his gesture and finally stopped the PSG counterattack. In the mixed zone after the meeting, he admitted having achieved his best career match.
“I saw he made the call so I was like, either take the red or I take the ball. I tackled the ball well so there you go… It’s the best game. of my career, playing a Classico at the Vélodrome in front of this fervor. Today, we drew, it’s not that bad. We lacked a little efficiency, but from Wednesday we will try to ‘bring the three points“, admitted the central defender of Olympique de Marseille.
Not to miss
“There is a small regret, with the red, we would have liked to take the three points”
“It was a very good game, they scored the first offside goal, we equalized but there was also offside. It was a very good game with chances on both sides. with this red, we hoped to bring back the three points but hey we drew, we must not spit on it and we must go forward. There is a little regret, because with this red, we would have hoped to take the three points, but we drew and we must not spit on it. It’s not that bad. “, added William Saliba.
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“They took the red, there were 35 minutes left. At the beginning we had possession, then even at ten they managed to turn the ball. In front of them, they have the best players in the world, we had to stay focused. We could score this goal. “They were one less. Even at ten, they manage to keep the ball and attack. The most important thing is that we didn’t concede a goal. Overall we had a good game. We showed a beautiful face, we fought to the end, that’s what we want here“, concluded the French defender.
The message is clear whether individually or collectively, William Saliba is happy with the copy made against Paris Saint-Germain, but he is already planning on the next championship meeting against OGC Nice during the week. A match that will be important in the race for the podium. Olympique de Marseille will then face Clermont next Sunday in Ligue 1.