The OM defender is happy with his start to the season with the Phoenicians and is proud to wear the captain’s armband with the Bleuets.
On loan from Arsenal to Olympique de Marseille, William Saliba has started eight of the Marseille club’s nine matches in Ligue 1 this season. The young central defender, trained at AS Saint-Etienne, has established himself as a very important element in the starting XI of Jorge Sampaoli and this despite strong competition for his position with the presence of Alvaro Gonzalez, Duje Caleta -Car, Luan Peres and Leandro Balerdi in the squad.
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With a much higher playing time than last season, especially during the first part of the season when he had not played with Arsenal at all, William Saliba is also rewarded for his performances with a place in the French team. . On the sidelines of the qualifying match for the Euro Espoirs against Serbia, William Saliba was at a press conference on Monday and judged his start to the season with OM, comments relayed by L’Equipe.
“We made a big start to the season, even if the last three games were not positive with two defeats in L1. We will come back to try to win. I was very well received by my teammates, the supporters. For me, it’s a very good choice, it’s the right club, with great pressure. At my young age, it’s good to play in a stadium like that.“, analyzed the young central defender of Olympique de Marseille.
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William Saliba is happy with the last result of the Espoirs and is proud to wear the armband with the Bleuets: “Of course, because we had finished the last rally badly (1-1 in the Faroe Islands, September 6). We returned to clubs disappointed by this negative result, and we want to do everything so that it does not happen again. “During these qualifiers for the Euro, there is no easy match. We understood and we responded very well against Ukraine. We knew they were a good team. We respected them, We attacked well and defended well. Even before their red card, we pressed them, we continued then and it’s a great victory, we were serious “.
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“We intended to win at home, it’s done. Now, we must continue against Serbia tomorrow (Tuesday). It is a pride to wear the armband with the Hopes, I know the whole group from the previous selections, and I know those who have just arrived too. It is a great pride. I do not know if I will keep it, but if the coach (Sylvain Ripoll) calls on me again, I will be there to bring my leadership“, added the defenseman of the Bleuets.
From now on, William Saliba will have to confirm that it is with the France hopes team during the next match, but especially with Olympique de Marseille during the coming weeks in Ligue 1 and the Europa League to continue to grow and reach a milestone for the good of his career.