William Saliba on joining Marseille: “I’ve never seen passion like this.”

In an interview with Téléfoot broadcast this morning as part of a series following his season, Marseille defender William Saliba notably discussed his welcome at OM and his reasons for joining from Arsenal on loan.

Julien Maynard of the programme adds that contrary to certain rumours, the centre-back will definitely remain at the club until the end of the season – at least.

“[Pablo] Longoria told me that if I wanted to reach the next level in my progression, I had to come here. If you can perform at Marseille, to play under this pressure, you can play anywhere else.”

“I hadn’t even signed yet and I was already getting messages from supporters. I’ve never seen passion like this, in this town the only thing that matters in OM!”

“With [Jorge] Sampaoli, we have to give it our all from start to finish. We can’t do things half-heartedly. Sometimes I don’t put enough power on my passes and he tells me: “those are kids’ passes!””

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