The coup had obviously been prepared in advance. Just after OM’s victory over PSG (2-1) on Wednesday in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, Mattéo Guendouzi posted a photo of him as a child on Instagram. And not to pour into nostalgia with its million subscribers on the social network, but rather to proclaim its love for the Marseille club, and chamber Paris.
In the photo, we see the international midfielder present at the World Cup in Qatar with the Blues, now 23 years old, at the edge of the lawn of the Parc des Princes, his youthful face, already surrounded by his curls features. The child Guendouzi proudly wears an OM jersey and shorts, in front of stands full of PSG supporters.
“And when I tell you that I am from Marseille”, he wrote as the caption of the photo, a sentence accompanied by blue and white pellets in the colors of the Provençal club. A nod to his younger years. Originally from Poissy in the Yvelines, Mattéo Guendouzi started at PSG, where he played from 2005 to 2014 before joining the Lorient training center. His post has been liked nearly 150,000 times on the social network.
He had “dried” the photo of the Blues during the World Cup
“It’s a photo from when I was very young with the OM jersey at the Parc des Princes, so there’s no need to say more. The photo is there, and it speaks for itself, ”he explained in the mixed zone at the Vélodrome after the meeting according to RMC Sport.
The Parisian youth of Mattéo Guendouzi had led him to dry a collective photo of the Blues in Qatar where the players of the France team paid tribute to their training club by posing with their first jersey. The midfielder, who was playing his first international competition, was absent from this collective moment so as not to appear with the PSG tunic. And save yourself a controversy in the middle of the World Cup.
“Matteo, where are you? “, PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe had chambered him on Instagram, package for the World Cup and still absent on Wednesday on the lawn of the Vélodrome. This will have allowed him to avoid crossing the happy mine of another former resident of the Parisian training center.