Marseille coach Jean-Louis Gasset attempts to keep the spirits of Inter Milan loaned-out striker Joaquin Correa high amidst the difficult moment he’s enduring.

The Nerazzurri signed the 29-year-old in the summer of 2021, expecting him to flourish under the guidance of Simone Inzaghi as was the case during their time together at Lazio.

However, the Argentine endured two underwhelming campaigns at San Siro. He eventually became a benchwarmer for the likes of Lautaro Martinez and Edin Dzeko.

Therefore, Inter were looking to offload him last summer. But they were only able to do so on a temporary basis amidst the lack of offers.

Correa joined Marseille on loan with the obligation to buy on certain conditions. This includes qualification to the next edition of the Champions League.

Based on the club’s current situation, this is unlikely to ensue, but you can bet with bet365 TZ on whether or not Marseille will manage to reach Europe’s elite club competition.

At the start of the season, head coach Gennaro Gattuso often relied on the former Lazio man. However, the latter failed to produce a single goal or assist.

The French club eventually sacked the Italian manager and replaced him with Gasset. But while the results went up, Correa found himself out of favor.

The Inter loanee only made a single appearance under the guidance of the new tactician.

Marseille Coach Gasset Discuses The Situation Of Joaquin Correa

Therefore, the striker requested one-on-one talks with the manager who tried his best to assure him as he revealed.

“Correa is always in the group. He participates in all training sessions and works well,” said Gasset in his press conference, on the eve of the away match to Lille (via FcInterNews).

“But he is in a department that also includes Aubameyang, Faris Moumbagna and Iliman Ndiaye.

“I saw him this week because he wanted to talk to me and I told him not to give up. Sooner or later I will need him.

“When I arrived, the team was already built. With so many central attackers, it is difficult to give everyone a chance. But he must continue to work hard because he has a very good spirit.”

However, Gasset ruled out the notion of deploying Correa on the left flank.

“If Correa plays, he will be a center forward or a first striker. Or in any case, he is one of those players who can fill these two positions.”