After the end of the Ligue 1 season, one of the oldest members of the Marseille workforce announced that he was leaving the club.
Olympique de Marseille drew Sunday against Metz in the last meeting of the season (1-1). This part, which allowed the Phocéens to ensure the qualification for the Europa League, was disputed without Hiroki Sakai. And the latter will no longer be able to wear the Olympian tunic. And for good reason ; he has just announced that he is leaving OM after five years of good and loyal service.
“I have always given everything of myself”
“At the end of the season, I decided to leave Europe and put an end to my Marseille dream. When I arrived in Marseille, I had decided that OM would be my last European club and I did not change my mind. With 184 matches played, I have always given everything of myself for this beautiful jersey and all the moments of happiness, and even those of sadness, will remain a real treasure for me, ”said the Japanese international on social networks. .
Sakai was one of the oldest players in the Olympian squad. So he returns to his country with lots of good memories. Admittedly, his last year at the Vélodrome was complicated, but he was a full holder of this training for a long time.. In 2018, he participated in the great epic in the Europa League, which ended in a defeat in the final against Atlético.
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