Roy: "Difficult with or without Niang"

11 apr 2010 Par 
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OMtv 2010

The Nice manager is wary of OM's offensive potential. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the return of  Mamadou Niang, Eric Roy knows that whatever happens the match is going to be difficult.  "I met Mamadou Niang when I was at the end of my playing career at Troyes. He was a young player from the youth academy and we sometimes came up against each other in matches against the reserve team. I know all about his potential, his qualities. I tried to bring him to Nice before he moved to Strasbourg. Everyone knows his fantastic progression after that. He is the most prolific forward in the Ligue 1. He is the number one attacking option at OM. But with Brandao, Ben Arfa, Valbuena or Koné who scored a fantastic goal against Sochaux, Marseille can win without Niang and are lucky to have the strength in depth to do without him. If he plays it will be difficult for us, but it will be if he is out anyway. It doesn't change anything about the way I see things".