‘As a 100%, Parisian I Will Never Be Able to Wear the OM Jersey’ Says Former PSG Captain

In a recent Instagram Live with Paris Saint-Germain supporter Sabri Parisien ou Rien (via Canal Supporters), former capital club captain Mamadou Sakho spoke about his time in Paris.

The 30-year-old began by reflecting on his six seasons (2007-2013) with Les Parisiens. If you consider the fact Sakho joined the PSG youth squad in 2002, the France international spent a decade in the Parisian colors.

One of the more memorable moments that Sakho had during his time with his boyhood club is when at 17-years-old, he was able to wear the captain’s armband.

“For me, at the time, it was something exceptional to succeed in wearing the PSG jersey as a pro. Being able to represent Paris at the Parc des Princes is an exceptional journey,” Sakho said. “At the time, I took it naturally because from a very young age I always had the chance to be captain in the youth categories.”

Sakho, who is 30-years-old and entering the last year of his contract with Crystal Palace, also discussed a potential return to Ligue 1 but if he does come back to France, he says he will never play for PSG rivals Olympique de Marseille.

“I already said it, I repeat it. As a 100% Parisian, I will never be able to wear the OM jersey, that’s my story. There are some who have done it, I do not judge, but I cannot,” Sakho said. “I respect their club, but that’s it. It is my education, my values, my pride that wants that. After another French club, you never know.”

With PSG possibly looking to lure Boubacar Kamara away from Les Phocéens, the comments made by Sakho come at a perfect time, so it will be interesting to see if the younger generation of footballers feels this way.

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