Speaking in an interview with Le Journal de l’île de la Réunion, 33-year-old Marseille attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet sought to explain why he has yet to agree to taking a salary cut during this COVID-19 period.
“Everyone has had their say on this matter. My position was clear and obvious. The player that I am is also the father of a family. Like everyone, I have significant financial outlays to maintain, and engagements to keep. My role is to defend my interests and those of my family, without putting the club in danger, with everyone knowing how attached I am to it (Marseille).”