Ruslan Malinovskkyi honored his first tenure with OM this Saturday. Igor Tudor judged the beginnings of his Ukrainian reinforcement.
Marseille has been in Olympian form since the resumption of competition. On Saturday, OM signed their fifth victory in a row in all competitions. Opposed to FC Lorient, the Marseille club came back to win three goals to one. Sead Kolasinac (38th) first responded to the opener from Terem Moffi (29th). Alexis Sanchez (53rd) then Jordan Veretout (59th) sealed the victory for Olympique de Marseille at the Vélodrome. First winter recruit of the Olympians, Ruslan Malinovskyi lived his baptism of fire in front of the Marseille public against the Merlus. Holder, the Ukrainian attacking midfielder on loan from Atalanta Bergamo played 66 minutes. He had already come into play against Troyes on the last day for his first appearance in the Olympian tunic. Beginnings judged by his new trainer Igor Tudor.
OM Mercato: Igor Tudor’s words after Malinovskyi’s first steps
The Olympique de Marseille coach is satisfied with Ruslan Malinovskyi’s first steps. The Croatian technician believes that his recruit still has to assimilate certain notions to blend into the OM collective. “Malinovskyi had a good game. It’s normal to have a little emotion for your debut. But he is a strong player, who needs some time in training to understand certain things. But I’m happy”, assured the Marseille coach after the meeting. It remains to be seen whether the Ukrainian international will still benefit from the Croatian’s confidence on Friday. OM are playing big in the Coupe de France against Stade Rennais at the Vélodrome.
As a reminder, Ruslan Malinovskyi is loaned to the Olympians with compulsory purchase option under certain conditions. It now remains to be seen whether he will be the right pick for Pablo Longoria’s winter. The Marseille president had tried in vain to recruit him last summer. He had come up against the firmness of La Dea.