The performance of the young Brazilian winger on Wednesday night ignited OM supporters.
There was no need for more. After a catastrophic series of 7 games without a win in Ligue 1, theOM relaunched when OGC Nice (3-2) arrived, in a postponed match. A breath of fresh air was brought by the new offensive quartet composed by Nasser Larguet, with Dimitri Payet in number 10, Saïf Khaoui and Luis Henrique on the wings and the young Bamba Dieng In tip. Florian Thauvin and Valère Germain were relegated to the bench, Arkadiusz Milik unavailable and Dario Bendetto suspended.
If Khaoui offered himself an improbable double, it was Luis Henrique who particularly ignited the supporters of the Marseille club with his dribbling, his speed and above all a recklessness that he had not yet shown in 10 matches in all competitions with The Phoceans. The opportunity for him to afford his very first decisive pass on the second goal of his team (41st). And to push some fans to compare him to a certain Ronaldinho rather than to Kylian Mbappé …
A great action initiated by @ dimpayet17 and Luis Henrique for the perfect finish of Saïf-Eddine Khaoui 💥
The summary of # OMOGCN 👉 https://t.co/cF9pG1rsIK pic.twitter.com/DLU9DlhlwD
– Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) February 17, 2021
“We judged him as if Neymar arrived at OM”
The 19-year-old Brazilian winger was presented as a nugget by André Villas-Boas when he arrived last September, he who was nicknamed “the Brazilian Mbappé” by Botafogo supporters. Spotted by Pablo Longoria and recruited for 8 million euros, the number 11 needed several months to digest this big change. Habib Beye, the consultant of Canal +, is also angry with AVB for putting such pressure on the shoulders of the player.
“I think that when you present a player as a nugget, you say that he is not the player that you wanted as number 9, there is already an additional pressure. What bothers me is that we criticized him without seeing him play, we judged him as if Neymar had arrived at Olympique de Marseille. We have to give him time. He may not be exceptional, but tonight he has shown a certain quality, ”thus analyzes the former defender who went to OM.
Assisted Luis Henrique better than Ronaldinho.
– Jacques Henri’s mac (@_TacleALaGorge_) February 17, 2021
We all saw that Luis Henrique could bring to this team.
– OManiaque (@OManiaque) February 17, 2021
Technique, movement, speed with Khaoui, Dieng and Luis Henrique; but “AVB couldn’t do better with what he had, he got the most out of it”
– Abdalaye 🇲🇱 (@ Abdalaye91) February 17, 2021
Luis Henrique Khaoui Bamba Dieng so pic.twitter.com/aHjfZo5Ny1
– Nassputin (@Nassputin) February 17, 2021
With new blood, OM trembles but lives again!
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