It does not matter that he has four goals in eight games and that he is one of the agents that generates the most danger for his team. After the poor draw in a goal that Olympique de Marseille reaped against Rennes this Sunday, the French press targeted Alexis Sánchez for the level he exhibited at the Vélodrome.
Provence Y Foot Mercato described, along these lines, the performance of “Wonder Boy” as “quite discreet”. “The Chilean ran, a lot and many times in vain, during the first act. With just 21 balls touched in the first 45 minutes, the former Arsenal player didn’t really get a chance to stand out.”
However, they were not the only ones.
Much harsher was the analysis delivered by Stéphane Ruy, a prominent journalist from RMC Sportswho did not hesitate to criticize the signing of the tocopillano by Marseille.
“We are touching the limits of Alexis Sánchez. He did not play, or little, there were reasons, ”he said at the outset.
And then he finished off: “He is going to give us some outbursts that will make us say this or that, but in general he is not the striker that the fans imagined at OM”.
He even compared it to the case of winger Nuno Tavares, who is on loan from Arsenal in England and generated high expectations among the Olympic fans, but his performance has not been the best:
“It’s like Tavares, we’ve seen in recent weeks the limits of this player. We have also seen his qualities, he has them, but if Arsenal lends him it is because he is not crazy”.