Foot – OM
Posted on October 11th, 2020 at 1:15 am by La Rédaction
This season Dario Benedetto has been able to count on the support of Djibril Cissé, who sees that he is changing the situation very quickly.
After a more than convincing first year, Dario Benedetto is in big trouble at OM this season. After five Ligue 1 games, the 30-year-old striker has not yet found his way into the net. OM’s failure to recruit doubles for the Argentine puts the Phocéens in trouble, who go without a win in a series of four games. While André Villas-Boas recently said Dario Bendetto had his full support, it is now Djibril Cissé who has defended the former Boca Juniors striker.
“We must not forget what he has already done since his arrival”
The poor offensive performance of Dario Benedetto doesn’t worry Djibril Cissé, who says it takes time to adapt to a new environment: “I love this player. I loved him before he signed for OM. He arrived last year without really knowing the team, and yet he got off to a very good start, defending the one who joined the club between 2006 and 2008. He had a period of trouble there, but I lived that kind of situation too. When you’re a center forward there are ups and downs. As soon as he scores a goal, the second and the third follow. Number 9 is a special, thankless job … People are quick to forget what we could have done last season, even though it’s not very far. He’s a foreigner, he’s arriving in France. In a year you don’t get used to the city, the country, the language. It takes time. We must not forget what he has been doing since arriving. He’s a warrior, as it shows. He will turn the situation in his favor very quickly, ”said the former OM player in an interview for La Provence.