Mario Champions reborn in Marseille

Since Mario Champions OGC Nice in January, exchanged for Olympique Marseille, he seems to be reborn. ‘He lives from the change.’

Mario Champions, Olympique Marseille once again the way to the goal. © BELGAIMAGE

Zero goals and one assist. That was the sad balance sheet of Mario premier league (28) in the first half of the season with OGC Nice. With Patrick Vieira, since last summer coach at Le Gym, there was immediately a kink in the cable. How that came about? Nobody knows. Vieira: ‘I may have had something else to do, but I think I have tried everything I have and he also.’

Julien Fournier, former sports director of the club, stated last week in L’equipe: ‘I was there in the beginning of the season is still on with Dante Bonfim ( old-Charleroi – and Standardverdediger, ed) and he said to me: ‘Mario is there with his thoughts.’ It is a boy that lives off of change.”

A player who wishes to stay anonymous, went in the same newspaper carried a step further: ‘Mario always gives everything in the beginning, and then weakens him. With us he played not only this season, non-matching.’ Also defender Malang Sarr took the leaf for the mouth when Nice recently went to visit Marseille, and lost with 1-0, goal by – yes – Super Mario): “When a player as he is aloof and decided to no longer be part of the project and of the vision of the club and the team, that’s embarrassing. We have since his departure, no more contact, but he knows very well that he is in some other way could have worn.’

Isolation, no goals, strolling on the field, … The lack of interest of His was complete at Nice, but since he is in the middle of January to the neighbors of Marseille moved, thread he the goals to each other. Also since he shows no large spelvolume and it does not have too many defensive efforts, but the difference is: he scores. “My contract expires at the end of the season, then we’ll talk,” says the erratic Italian striker. ‘I’ve already told my real estate agent ( Mino Raiola, editor’s note) said that I am here. I’ve been meaning to continue.’ The only question is: how long does it take to liking this time?

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