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"You have to understand that the World Cup is over": to whom the forceful phrase of the PSG coach was directed


Coach Christophe Galtier is worried. The team lost two of the four post-World Cup games in Qatar.

Paris Saint Germain lost again in Ligue 1 this last Sunday and already has two defeats in the last four games in the championship.

The coach Christophe Galtier and the club

took direct aim at the attitude of the players after the World Cup in Qatar and announced measures to try to straighten the situation.

PSG lost two of the last four games it played in Ligue One. Photo: REUTERS.

Since the return of the league in France after the World Cup stoppage, the Parisian team

beat Racing Strasbourg with an agonizing penalty (Neymar was sent off), lost to Lens (without Messi), beat Angers in

Leo 's return

and suffered a new fall, this time, against Rennes with all its stars (Messi, Neymar and Mbappé).

In addition, he conceded five goals and scored the same number in those four games.

"There has to be awareness. We can find a thousand excuses, but we have to understand that the World Cup is over

," Galtier said, angry with his team's game.

"We have ten days to work, we have two teams that are following us very closely (Lens and Olympique de Marseille) with a good number of points," he added.

The DT showed his frustration at the lack of ideas and the few situations generated by his team against Rennes.

"I am especially disappointed with our performance.

We gave our rivals many chances and, what is worse, we have not created anything," Galtier explained about his team, which is leading the way when the first round has just finished but with just a three-point lead over Lens and five from Olympique de Marseille.

Galtier did not hesitate to mention specific plays and how some players did not perform as he expected, including Messi and Neymar.


If Leo goes down, we have to have many more points of reference up top, which we didn't get.

With Ney they went together to look for the ball in areas where there were already people".

"There was never a vertical game and it's not just something in this game. We have to find the style again. Right

now, we have a lack of verticality," concluded the French coach, visibly angry with his squad and with the level of the players who returned from Qatar in recent weeks.

What measures will Galtier take?

Galtier showed his disagreement with the level shown in the last games.

Photo: AFP.

The French newspaper L'Equipe reported that the idea of ​​the coach and his coaching staff is to recover the intensity and unify the group, since they find it dispersed.

For this,

it was announced that the players will be shown different videos of failed plays and the mistakes they made in them.

In addition, they seek to find more connection points between the midfield and the forwards, since they consider that

"the group lost what made it strong in the first part of the season

and did not show great intensity in these last two months".

The next commitments of PSG and the return of the Champions League

The Champions League is the great objective of PSG.

PSG will play a friendly in Saudi Arabia on Thursday and will return to France to face Pays de Cassel in the French Cup and later Reims in Ligue One. The great goal of the Parisians for several seasons is the

Champions League, in which will host Bayern Munich on Tuesday, February 14 for the first leg of the round of 16.

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