Sampaoli warned Payet before signing with Vasco: ‘Very high demands’

Jorge Sampaoli revealed that he warned Payet about the difficulties of Brazilian football before his deal with Vasco.

What happened
“When he signed for Vasco, he got in touch with me. I told him to be careful because that wasn’t the type of football for him, because there’s a lot of traveling involved, it requires a lot of energy and it’s a highly watched league ,” said Sampaoli in an interview with the French newspaper L’Équipe.

Even with the warning, Payet came to Vasco and is motivated and happy at the club , according to the Argentine coach. The Frenchman debuted for Vasco in September 2023 and scored two goals last season…

“He would arrive in a place where the level of demand would be very high, and the level of intensity, almost excessive. But he came, he is motivated and happy. And that makes me very happy for him”, he added.

Payet had his highest scoring season of his career under Sampaoli at Olympique Marseille, with 16 goals and 13 assists.

The player has lost eight kilos since arriving at Vasco and was highlighted in the club’s pre-season in Uruguay, being elected the best player in the Río de La Plata Series, a friendly tournament in Punta del Este…

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