Like all club coaches, a large part of whose players are currently mobilized in Qatar for the World Cup, Christophe Galtier watches the World Cup with his two eyes: one passionate, the other anxious.
Invited this Tuesday morning on the Télématin set for a short interview, the Paris Saint-Germain coach, who sent eleven players to Qatar, made an initial assessment of “his” competition.
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"I'm happy for them, proud to be their coach, but worried about the streak of games and potential injuries," he said.
Of the twelve players initially selected for the World Cup, Galtier has already lost Presnel Kimpembe, who has given up the World Cup and is currently recovering from his injury, while Nuno Mendes had to forfeit the rest of the competition after an injury against in Uruguay, that Danilo Pereira missed two group matches and that Neymar started his World Cup with a beautiful sprained ankle, miraculously delivered in time to play in the round of 16 against South Korea.
“It is often said that the best medicine is victory”
“We are going to have Kylian who is going to play a quarter-final, two Brazilians, Marquinhos and Neymar, Leo Messi who is having a very good World Cup, and according to tonight's results we will still have at least one player in the quarters” detailed Christophe Galtier, who will therefore observe with interest the Portugal of Danilo and Vitinha against Switzerland, while Morocco of Hakimi and Spain of Sarabia and Soler also face each other this Wednesday evening.
In what state will he recover the Globalists?
Since this summer, the question of the post-World Cup is one that hangs over the capital club.
“It is often said that the best medicine is victory.
The further they go in the competition, the more they will be galvanized.
For those for whom it will stop, it will be necessary to be close to them and to raise them on a moral level” further analyzed Galtier.
For the rest, Christophe Galtier returned to his first months in Paris, to the mockery that accompanied his arrival which hurt "a little", but which is above all "difficult for loved ones, family and children, than for coach", and on his welcome to Paris, "the most beautiful city in the world" filled with "very benevolent Parisians".
On the famous polemic of the "sand yacht", which did not "serve him as a lesson" but made him realize that "in terms of communication, you have to be very careful when you are a supporter of PSG".
Finally on the MNM, that it is "a real pleasure on a daily basis" and "a great privilege" to train even if "it's work, and everyone needs attention" and his adventure at PSG, which he obviously "wishes" to extend as long as possible.