OM defender William Saliba was “shocked” by Dimitri Payet’s superb goal on Thursday in the Conference League quarter-final first leg against PAOK Thessaloniki (2-1).
Dimitri Payet (35) set fire to the already boiling Velodrome stadium on Thursday in the Conference League quarter-final first leg (2-1). He sent an uncontrollable recovery into the opposing goal hatch when receiving a corner kick sent by Genghis Under at the entrance to the roof. A masterpiece that stunned the audience as well as its partners such as William Saliba. The defender greeted his teammate by cramming him in a bit on his latest, less exciting achievement.
“It’s a great goal, it shocked us all,” the former Stefano admitted. It’s been a long time since he’s scored a goal like that. At the moment, he’s only scoring penalties. I hope he puts more like that into us. We’ve succeeded, we have many Fixtures are in the corners. Even us, Ünder didn’t expect to put it in Payet. He’s back and we’re all so happy for him.”
5 penalties out of 13 goals this season
The defender is realistic since Payet’s previous four goals (13 goals in all competitions this season) came from a penalty kick: against Saint-Etienne (2-4) last weekend, in Troyes (1-1), in Lens (0-2) and against Reims (1-1). He scored a fifth goal in the first leg against Lens (2-3) in the Velodrome.
Payet wouldn’t be bothered by his young teammate’s remark that he was on OM’s OM show Dressing room, which airs on Monday on RMC Sport 1. When asked about his career in France by his partners, Payet responded sarcastically to Amine Harit’s remark reminding him of Saliba’s recall by Didier Deschamps in March. “Yes, but William because there were 14 wounded in the back. Either it was him, or they were calling Thuram back!” The group lives well.
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