Bielsa: 'Barrada could play on Saturday'

22 Aug 2014
Allan Chaussard
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Allan Chaussard / 2014
Morroccan midfielder Abdelaziz Barrada could make his Olympique de Marseille debut against Guingamp on Saturday.

After signing for OM on 13 August, Abdelaziz Barrada was lacking a little match fitness to play last weekend against Montpellier. Still working his way through a belated preseason, the Morrocco international could still make the trip to Guingamp for the Ligue 1 Week 3 clash. That's what coach Marcelo Bielsa revealed: "He wasn't ready before now, but he could play on Saturday."
Largely unknown to the wider public, the Argentine coach knows all about Abdelaziz Barrada from the players time in Spain: "i saw him play for Getafe. At that time, the two best teams in the country wanted to buy him. He's an attacking midfielder that can also play in the middle. He plays closer to the centre forward than the defence.