Cisse set for comeback
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Djibril Cisse is ready to bounce back from his broken leg this month.
Djibril Cisse is ready to bounce back from his broken leg this month and pen a permanent deal at Marseille.
The 25-year-old is on loan at l'OM from Liverpool, although he will pen a permanent deal at the Stade Velodrome once he has proved his fitness - and hopes that is very soon.
Cisse is putting his injury problems of recent times, which have seen him break both legs in less than a two-year period, down to just 'bad luck'.
"I don't feel I am cursed, it is bad luck, just destiny," he said.
"I should resume competition exactly like after my first injury, mid-November.
"I never doubted I would be back playing football and I never imagined giving up. I love the sport too much.
"I love challenges. I want to put l'OM as high as possible. I know I will be back to my best level.
"After my first injury I needed one month of competition to recover to my full abilities. It should be the same this time.
"I have certain a level to show, things to bring. Not necessarily considering pace and efficiency as we already have those qualities, but something eccentric. I have to bring some panache."
Cisse is hopeful the two clubs can soon strike a deal for his services - which seems likely according to reports in France.
"Will I go back to Liverpool? It is not for sure. Remaining at l'OM? Why not, if it goes on smoothly, and if the clubs could find an agreement," he added.