Soccer: Dimitri Payet on a SoFoot

The Reunionese, Olympique de Marseille playmaker, is featured on the cover of SoFoot. A few hours before the French championship resumes, the magazine specializing in the news of the round ball features a portrait of Dimitri Payet. At 34, the playmaker and his team are eagerly awaited.

Dimitri Payet, 34, a talented midfielder from Olympique de Marseille, starts the 2021/2022 season on Sunday at the Stade Vélodrome against Bordeaux. The Marseille team have achieved a lot this summer. The Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli relies on the Reunionese to make the Ciel et Blanc credible candidates for the podium and the cup.

SoFoot, magazine for football addicts, offers a touching portrait of the southerner. From Saint-Joseph to Nantes without forgetting the unfortunate experience in Le Havre. These lines allow us to better understand his game and his attitude of false calm. His sometimes difficult youth, his encounters and his experiences make him a really lovable man. According to observers, the Saint-Pierrois is as hot as ever. The cameras will be aimed at him on Sunday at 10:45 p.m. (Reunion time). It’s insane sometimes, but often great!

A trainer and player from Reunion favored its creation

As always, top athletes owe their success to their talent, a lot of work and many encounters. How many young people with a bright future have broken their teeth? How many have been lost because they entrusted their fate to malicious people?

Dimitri Payet could have spent his entire career in the department winning local trophies. Despite his reluctance, he will pack his bags to move to FC Nantes. He was then 17 years old. His parents, his coach (Hosman Gangate), players: Mickaël Tseng-Thon, Jean-Philippe Javary, Jean-Noël Ajorque (father of the Strasbourg center forward Ludovic Ajorque) spoke to him extensively. The friends got together to give him warm clothes and eventually he flew away. In 2005, a year after his departure, he started with the Canaries in Ligue 1 against Bordeaux.