Former Super Eagles left-back Taye Taïwo has slammed Olympique Marseille president Vincent Labrune citing his poor management as reason why the club has been going backward rather than forward. The 30 year old who now plays for Finnish club Helsingin jalkapalloklubi says the club’s lack of vision in the transfer window is the reason the club lie 12th in the Ligue 1 table.
“I am struggling to understand how he makes a call when he signs a player. After two good games, he brings them to Marseille for €17 million. It is not possible,” he told So Foot.
“You simply cannot let Dimitri Payet go. The same applies to André Ayew, Mathieu Valbuena or André-Pierre Gignac. It doesn’t make any sense,” added Taïwo, who won the French Ligue 1 during his six-year spell at Marseille.
“There are too many youngsters in this team. There is no safety at the back. Against Rennes, it is unbelievable. They conceded three goals in five minutes. Marseille need leaders at the back. Steve Mandanda cannot do everything.
“OM don’t play as a team. They all move upfront. On the left they move upfront, on the right they move upfront, it doesn’t work like that.”
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