OM: his future, Longoria’s surprise, a crazy Vlodrome… Milik’s confidences

Returning to a good level after a delicate period, Olympique de Marseille striker Arkadiusz Milik, on loan with an option to buy from Napoli, has announced his goals with the Marseille club. The opportunity for the Pole to resume his relations with his president Pablo Longoria and the Marseille public.

Arkadiusz Milik is doing better with OM.

Even sidelined by injury, Arkadiusz Milik found a smile at Olympique de Marseille. After a less prosperous period at the start of the 2021-2022 financial year, the Polish international has regained undisputed starting status and effectiveness.

Author of 10 goals in 10 games (including 3 starters at the end of the game) in all competitions since the beginning of February, the player on loan with option to buy from Napoli has actively participated in the good results of the current 2nd in Ligue 1 .

Milik intends to play C1 Marseille

However, for several weeks, his situation was not easy. Far from agreeing with certain choices of his coach Jorge Sampaoli, Milik had known some passages on the bench chaining mixed performances, in particular with a very small impact on the game, he was even the subject of numerous rumors about a possible departure this summer. But for his part, the 28-year-old sent a clear message about his intentions during an interview with Onze Mondial Magazine.

The Champions League? That’s our goal this season, I can’t say we’re close to achieving it because qualifying is very tight. But that’s what we want, it’s the best competition in the world and to participate in it you have to win it on the pitch. I want to play the Champions League with OMMilik assured. And as we know, the president of Marseille, Pablo Longoria, although he is always on the lookout for offers, also wants to build his project around him.

Longoria, a real surprise for the Pole

And precisely, the former center forward of Ajax Amsterdam did not hide the role that the Spaniard played in his history at OM. The first time I met Pablo Longoria was in Naples, we talked about football. He impressed me because he is very young and you don’t expect to meet a sporting director, because at that time that was the role he had in the club, so young and with so much knowledge of football. We expect rather a person of 40 or 50 years with a lot of experience in the field. We talked about what he thought of me, how he saw football. Now he is the president of the club and I am very happy for him.trusted.

I saw that he had recently said good things about me in the press, Pablo Longoria believes in me a lot, I want to give everything on the pitch to regain his confidence. he is a very important person for meMilik insisted. Blooming into his life in Marseille, the forward also feels that he has received a boost in the warm atmosphere of the Vlodrome. The Vlodrome is an amazing stadium. Against Paris, there was the most beautiful atmosphere, something indescribable, I have never seen a stadium like this in my entire life! It was crazy. I have a very good relationship with the Marseille fans. I think the relationship could be better if I spoke French, to be closer to them. (…) But in the end, what will help me the most is my performance on the pitch. If I speak French but play like shit, they’ll never like me., he finished between laughs. With 20 goals in all competitions this season, Milik didn’t care about his popularity rating in Marseille!

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