I don't think he has a crisis of confidence, maybe a crisis of complacency.
Christophe Galtier did not mince his words on Sunday, after the draw against Reims (1-1), during the last match of the 20th day of the French championship.
We were not at the level
", he summarizes after the first period, saying he is more "
disappointed than worried
However, there is no question of protecting its players, of hiding or of “
taking refuge behind the calendar and the post-World Cup period.
We've been together for several weeks and the performances are not at the level of the first part of the season.
We must continue to work and find solutions, collectively and individually.
When you're PSG, it's not enough
There will be decisions to be made.
We need to re-create competition.
We fell into a comfort zone.
You will have to shake off.
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The sooner the better given the upcoming deadlines, with a daunting month of February and FC Bayern in the knockout stages of the Champions League on February 14.
All the requirements we had during the first part of the season went wrong for different reasons, we find it difficult to restart on this requirement, the fact of playing as a team with and without the ball
, analyzes Galtier, without concession, at a press conference
There were some very interesting things in the first part of the season, even if everything was not perfect.
Currently, we can't find that… It's my job.
I also count on my players, high-level players, competitors.
They cannot accept being at this level since the beginning of the year.
At the moment, far too many players are not at their level.
Referring to a “
supporific first period, without rhythm or intensity
”, the 56-year-old technician held a similar speech in front of the cameras of
Amazon Prime Video
, believing that “his” PSG was “
lucky to come back to 0-0 at halftime
That's not the question, but we must quickly get back on the path to victory and be more together on the pitch than we are at the moment… (…) We will continue to work but also to talk, even if we're not going to do this for an eternity.
There are performances from one to the other.
I am responsible for poor performance but there is also individual performance.
At the moment, far too many players are not at their level… (…) Since the resumption, we cannot be satisfied with the game or the number of points taken or the results.
There will be decisions to be made in order to find the best organization and a much stronger team, which looks like a top team
“, asserts Christophe Galtier, acknowledging that Paris-SG does not belong to this category at the moment.
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The former coach of Saint-Etienne, Lille and Nice did not really appreciate this equalizing goal from Reims.
We took a transition when there are 30 seconds left to play and we have the ball at our feet... It's damaging from an accounting point of view but it's also very surprising in relation to the experience he there was on the ground at that time
, ”he gritted, recalling his wish to see reinforcements land by the end of the transfer window.
We also have constraints in terms of financial fair play.
Things are not easy.
It's up to me to find the solutions
,” he says.
Next meeting ?
Wednesday evening (9 p.m.) on the Montpellier pitch (21st day of L1).