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Ligue 1 – Marseille Olympics: Morgan Sanson, (final) finished product? – Ligue 1 2019-2020 – Football – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith


LAYER 1 – For the trip to Metz (at 17:30 this Saturday) André Villas-Boas was to renew his duo Rongier – Sanson in midfield. If the arrival of the first did much good at the Olympique de Marseille, the increase of the second is also welcome. Morgan Sanson is part of this OM, number two in the championship.

Video – Sanson: "It would be complicated if we didn't change anything"


Crucial in big matches

The proof that Morgan Sanson is better is increasing the scoring. If he had to wait until November 2 to shake the yarn this season, he has done it three times since. And not against anyone: against Lille, then Angers and ahead of Bordeaux, both third when they challenged OM.

"What makes Morgan special is this timing to be on the surface and complete the actions"Said Villas-Boas in August. In goal. When Rongier did an exceptional job in construction, Sanson often took a higher position on the field and logically touched the ball less than the alter ego."The fact that you are stabilized in a position allows you to work more calmly", he recalled in September. The work has also allowed the former Montpellier to add a string to his bow.

If he is still not, and perhaps never will be, an outstanding recreationist, Sanson has shown more toughness in the duel this season. A significant asset for Marseille who does not have a real guard post, although Strootman and Kamara do better than help in this position. The symbol? The match at Angers da Villas-Boas decided to leave the ball to the opponent to better trap it. Sanson could have been useless in this style of play, but conversely he was invaluable and scoring on the opening score. As a 25-year-old, Sanson's panoply seems finally complete, and OM is happy to take advantage of it.