Called to explain his departure from Olympique de Marseille, Florian Thauvin admitted that he had been consumed by a certain weariness.
Head of the Olympique de Marseille gondola in recent years, Florian Thauvin has taken the plunge to go into exile in Mexico. The 2018 world champion now represents the Monterrey Tigers, where he reunited with his former teammate André-Pierre Gignac, with the idea of experiencing the same success as him. The left-hander did not hide it: he clearly arrived at the end of his cycle in Marseille. A club he loves deeply, but which has worn him down psychologically.
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Thauvin “needed a change”
“ I didn’t feel good in my club (OM), in my life, he confided in remarks granted to Multimedia. My life changed a lot with the arrival of my son, so I needed a change. I spoke with my wife. Life in Marseille is good, but there are things I couldn’t do anymore like going fishing. There is a lot of pressure. I needed a change to be more peaceful with my wife and my son. Every day, I saw that Gignac was very happy, I saw him every day on Instagram with a smile. In Europe, the mentality at the level of clubs, supporters and players is very different. There are a lot of other things besides football, it’s difficult. What I want is to take this opportunity and play football, ”concluded Florian Thauvin, called to play in the Olympic Games with the France team this summer.