Revealed late in France, Jonathan Clauss realized one of his dreams by joining Olympique de Marseille last summer in exchange for a check for 7.5 million euros paid to RC Lens. The Marseille offensive right-back explained, during an interview with World Eleven, what such a career choice represented for him, while declaring his love for the city of Marseille. In Marseille I discovered another world, first explained the French international, before continuing.
“I who am from the North, who have always played for clubs in the North, West or East, I discovered Marseille and it is extraordinary. The sun, the city that breathes football, the Vélodrome which is extraordinary. I feel like it’s still a dream, it’s so… (he cuts off). Everything is beautiful. I always said to myself: “I dream of signing for a club in the south”. When Marseille called me, I said to myself: “I have to go”. I like too much. I don’t live in Marseille itself so I’m less in the city center. At the beginning, I was at the hotel and people already recognized me. But always good, always correct, we feel that they live for that. When they recognize you, of course, they ask for photos and want to chat a little, but always with respect. »