Mauricio Pochettino was sacked from Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the previous season after having only won the French championship. Most of the media, not only in France, but also around the world, predicted that Zinedine Zidane would be the new PSG coach, but in the end the club decided on Christophe Galtier, who until recently ran OGC Nice.
The choice of the trainer raised some discussions. Because although Galtier is respected in the country and won the French championship with Lille in the 2020/2021 season, according to many experts, it is too small a name to dominate the PSG dressing room full of stars. The beginnings, however, point to something completely different. PSG’s first games for the field under the new coach ended with high wins – respectively 4-0 against Nantes in the French Super Cup and 5-0 against Clermont Foot in the first Ligue 1 round.
Christophe Galtier convinced PSG with his philosophy. Not only the authorities, but also the players. “Something Promising”
The Spanish daily “Marc” also revealed some backstage about Christophe Galtier. “Little by little, you can see that something promising for the future is already appearing,” journalists write, citing a source close to the PSG dressing room. The biggest stars in the club are now to be more involved in training and also have a lot of fun doing it.
“Marca”, citing his sources, adds that Christophe Galtier’s philosophy convinced everyone inside the club, and his methods are very well absorbed by players. Additionally, footballers have to appreciate the coach for his personality. – I saw in my players the desire to quickly regain the ball, a very intense approach and without any letting go. This team showed me that they can play as a team – said Galtier about the Parisian game against Clermont Foot (5: 0). It is possible that the trainer turned out to be the missing piece of the puzzle.
Paris Saint-Germain is constantly working on the depletion of the staff as requested by Christophe Galtier some time ago. The club is also not slowing down in terms of transfers. After buying out Nuno Mendes and bringing in Vitinha, Renato Sanches, Nordi Mukiele and Hugo Ekitike, PSG is working on buying Fabian Ruiz from Napoli, Milan Skriniar from Inter Milan and one center-forward.
The French champions will play another game against Montpellier, which is scheduled for Saturday 13 August 21:00. The broadcast of this meeting will be available to watch on Canal + Sport 2 and Eleven Sports 2.