Taye Taiwo Angry with Marseille’s Poor State


Former Nigeria international and Olympique Marseille left-back, Taye Taiwo, has slammed the Ligue 1 club’s President, Vincent Labrune, for his poor management of the club.

“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 Taiwo, 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.”
Olympique Marseille are lying 12th in the Ligue 1 table, only six points above the danger zone.