Bamba Dieng will only have played two halves altogether in the five friendly matches led by Igor Tudor. And above all, he has not returned during the last three Marseille meetings.
During a recent interview, the Croatian coach explained that it was a sporting choice, that he had five attackers (Dieng, Suarez, Payet, Bakambu and Milik) and we understood then that the Senegalese was clearly his 5th choice .
Two reasons are put forward today by L’Equipe concerning his sidelining. The first is athletic. Tudor would not like his profile. The second is physical, he would blame him for the extra pounds, without having told him directly and despite the fact that Dieng worked all summer with a physical trainer.
One can wonder despite everything if there are not other reasons like the transfer window, because sportingly, to practice a direct game with transitions, the Senegalese seems to have all the weapons to please Tudor …