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PSG: "I watched documentaries on them", how Galtier learned about the Parisian stars


The Paris-Saint Germain coach explained how he prepared to manage a locker room full of stars like Mbappé, Neymar and Me

Passed by Saint-Etienne, Lille and Nice, Christophe Galtier had opportunities to meet Kylian Mbappé, Neymar and the other stars of Paris Saint-Germain on the lawns of Ligue 1. If he could fear their qualities in the past , the PSG coach now relies on their talent to make his team work.

But, during an interview with Marca, the French coach insisted on the human aspect of the coaching profession and on the way in which he prepared his arrival in Paris.

“There are a lot of reports about the players.

I relied on these reports to know them thoroughly, he advanced to the Spanish newspaper.

For example, Mbappe.

I knew Kylian through Ligue 1, playing against him, seeing his matches... But there is the player and there is the man.

“The arrival of Galtier on the Parisian bench was preceded by questions about his ability to manage a locker room filled with ego.

The one who led Losc to the title of champion of France in 2021 therefore put the odds on his side.

Mbappé "did not stay for the money"

"The whole world knows Messi, Neymar or Ramos as players," he recalled.

But to save time, I concentrated on watching documentaries about them to know the man, how they live, their story, how they grew up, their trajectory and how they became world stars.


Since the start of the year, not everything has been perfect, but one thing cannot be taken away from the new coach: Messi and Neymar are back at a very high level.

Marca also split a question about the state of mind of the Argentine number 10 after the World Cup.

Will it have a different yield?

"We can't know, but why think about it?

That would mean that they (Messi, Neymar, Mbappé, editor's note) only prepared for the World Cup?

I can't think so.

They have prepared for a good start to the season with PSG.


According to Galtier, Messi will therefore “not have a different motivation after the World Cup.

The coach also had to tame the thorny Mbappé case.

Coveted by Real last summer, Mbappé “did not stay for the money.

World-class players, whether in Spain, England or France will win.

They are not there for the money, ”thinks his trainer.

"I just think that Kylian likes PSG," he adds, very firm in his remarks.

According to him, the former Monegasque is happy in Paris, "it's sure, guaranteed".

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-11-25

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