10th in Ligue 1, 11 points off the podium, Olympique de Marseille must react.However, things are set to get even more complicated in January, with the African Cup of Nations. OM will be without Amine Harit, Ounahi, Iliman Ndiaye, Ismaïla Sarr, Pepe Gueye, Chancel Mbemba and perhaps even Bamo Meïté. Coach Gennaro Gattuso is apprehensive about this period. The Italian made this clear at a press conference on Friday November 24.
"It's a fairly simple question, during the AFCON we're going to lose 5-6 players, so the squad will be reduced to 18 players, so obviously we'll need to strengthen the squad. I never ask for specific names, I ask on the basis of functional criteria, and it's the more competent people who deal with that afterwards, depending on price and so on. I'm concentrating on tomorrow's game. For the 13th day of Ligue 1, the Phocéens travel to Strasbourg this Saturday.