Olympique de Marseille midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi seems to be living a daydream. Retained in the list of 26 players summoned to play the World Cup in Qatar, the tricolor international proudly lives this chance to be able to go and defend the title of the Blues acquired in 2018.
“It’s a dream that has come true. I’m the happiest, it’s been in the back of my mind for a while. It’s a huge pride,” said the Marseillais at the microphone ofEurope 1 Sports before continuing: “Playing with the France team, with this magnificent jersey, is the holy grail, it is the most beautiful choice in the world.”
Great confidence in him
If one quality of the OM player had to be remembered, it could be confidence. Convinced of his strengths on the pitch, the 23-year-old midfielder believes in himself and has always wanted to “achieve his goals”. “Since I was young I’ve always been like that, it’s part of me and that’s what allows me today to be at the top level”, justified the main interested party at the microphone ofEurope 1 Sports.
A player who brings serenity to the field, a distinction that has made him essential in the eyes of Didier Deschamps, the coach of the France team. “I have different qualities from those of the other midfield players, which makes for a great complementarity,” claimed Mattéo Guendouzi.
“No more time to dream”
But the third captain of OM quickly relished his selection for the World Cup. Freshly landed on Qatari soil, the tricolor midfielder and his teammates are already planning for France’s first match, next Tuesday at 8 p.m. (French time), against Australia.
“Now we are in the heart of the matter, so we no longer have time to dream, we only have time to think about attacking hard the first match which will happen very quickly”, explained the player of the OM before concluding: “We are going to go as far as possible and win this trophy.”