Last summer, Florian Thauvin left Olympique de Marseille at the end of his contract to join Mexico and the Tigers. But why didn’t he continue the adventure with the club that made him dream as a child? On RMC, the winger confessed to having done some kind of depression.
Between Thauvin and Payet, always complicated relationships…
Only 28 years old, Florian Thauvin made a more than surprising turn in his professional career by joining the Mexican club Tigres last summer.
So at the end of the contract at Olympique de Marseille, the winger nevertheless discussed with major European curiae – Milan, Atletico, Naples… and even Lyon – as he confided on RMC this Friday, but no leads were found. yielded. And why did he not consider extending with his heart club?
In Europe, the locker room is everyone for their own face
In Jrme Rothen’s show, the man who celebrated his 29th birthday last January confessed to having some kind of depression at the end of his Marseille adventure. It’s a club which is extraordinary, which is magnificent, but it’s a club which is tough. There is a lot of pressure on a daily basis from the media, consultants, supporters, I went through difficult times, especially psychologically where certain things were difficult to swallow.explained the world champion, before being revived on his depression.
Some kind of depression? Yes, we can talk about it more, but I had consulted a mental trainer and yes, for a certain period, it was a kind of depression because you have your morale in the socks, and depression apart from that. (…) In Europe, locker rooms are everyone for their own taste and it’s very complicated. I lived it quite a few years at OM and I didn’t want it anymorerevealed Thauvin, who then found the love of soccer and a family atmosphere in Mexico.
Thauvin does not want Eyraud
It is well known that relations have not always been cordial with certain teammates, in particular Dimitri Payet, but the left-hander’s exit is still surprising given the excellent atmosphere in the Marseille locker room this season. It must be said that things have changed a lot at the Commandery since the departure of Thauvin, who would have preferred to leave in other circumstances. The fault of the president… Jacques-Henri Eyraud, still in office when Flotov wanted to extend?
Yes and no. I pushed for a long time for an extension, but the president was not advancing on this subject. The mistake that was made when I left the World Cup was to ask €80m for me, it was way too much. But I don’t blame him. What’s unfortunate is that I left free when in 2018 Roma were ready to put in €40m. And I think at the time it was a nice amount of money for meconcluded Thauvin, finally left for free three years later, and psychologically marked.
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