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PSG: "My players gave everything", swears Galtier, "not worried" for his future after the defeat against Rennes


The two coaches deliver their analysis after Rennes' victory in Paris on Sunday, during the 28th day of L1.

Christophe Galtier (PSG coach,

after the 0-2 defeat against Rennes


 : “

Losses always upset me.

Everyone has their reading of the game.

If we go back to the scenario of the match, we have favorable situations in the first period and in the second, Steve Mandanda made saves, there were borderline offside situations.

I'm not going to be satisfied with this match, but in the current context and given the number of absences, we knew we would have wavering defensively.

(…) Our supporters were present from start to finish hoping that we could reverse the situation.

But my players gave their all.

Put yourself in the shoes of the players, who are preparing for a match and who see eight absentees, with young people from the training center whom they must have seen once or twice in training before that... We knew that we was going to have a tough game, bodies are tired.

(…) We cannot incriminate the players on the fact that they were not invested.

It's not true.

At one point, you can understand that there is a little resignation when you are down 0-2 and you know you have no options, that there are a lot of players missing.

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We can not incriminate the players on the fact that they were not invested, it is not true.

Christophe Galtier

(his future) I came to this project, a two-year project.

Everyone is speculating what will happen at the end of the season.

My only obsession, the only objective, is to be champion of France.

Will this defeat generate a reflection from my management?


But you have to put everything in context.

Eight players were missing and we lost Pembélé at half-time through injury.

Should this match call everything into question?

This is the seventh defeat since the return of the World Cup.

There are no excuses but reasons.

We have to analyze things much more precisely.

We will fight to be champions.

I dare to hope that we will have a much more competitive squad against Lyon (April 2, editor's note).

(...) I am not projected on my future, but on the ten matches to come and the title of champion.

I say this with great lucidity, trying to have the most accurate analysis and unite the players, so as not to give up.

I am in action, I am not passive or worried about myself.

My squad will have to be more complete and we will have to recover our vital forces, especially on a defensive level and also on our sides in order to have a more lively and alert game, which we saw in the first part of the season. .


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Bruno Genesio (Rennes coach)

 : "

We did everything we had to, we also knew how to take advantage of a greatly diminished team, but with a lot of quality, in terms of mentality, commitment, motivation, but also and above all a lot of technical qualities and technical mastery with the ball.

It's very satisfying, I congratulate the players for the face displayed this evening.

Two victories against PSG this season?

It's revealing, even if PSG didn't have all their strength tonight... After a match as insipid as last week, that means we have to improve a lot mentally.

Must be a good lesson.

We must be able to display this in 90% of matches.

Only coach with six victories against PSG QSI version?

First, it's not me but my teams and my players.

The second is perhaps that I have to prepare for all the matches as well as when it's PSG.

I certainly also have a responsibility in this irregularity since the recovery.

(...) Steve Mandanda made decisive saves at very important moments in the match.

That's why I say we need mature, experienced players.

Inevitably, when you have experienced this kind of match very often, it helps you to have a serenity and a calm that reflects on the defense and the other players.

He was invaluable for his qualities as a goalkeeper but also for his experience at a very high level.


Statements taken at a press conference

Source: lefigaro

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