Guest of Jérôme Rothen on RMC this Tuesday, Christophe Galtier returned to his first weeks on the PSG bench. He notably mentioned his relationship with Lionel Messi and Neymar, which is imbued with mutual respect.
He is not the biggest name among football managers in Europe. However, Christophe Galtier took the reins of the PSG this summer, a highly publicized club in France as in the other continents. Some observers confided their concerns with this appointment, believing that the former Nice coach did not have the shoulders to manage the egos of the Parisian stars. The start of the season for the Parisian club gives an opposite story. The Parisians are undefeated with 13 successes in 15 Ligue 1 games and an easy qualification in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Nevertheless, questions persisted about the daily life of Christophe Galtier at PSG.
Messi and Neymar receptive, Galtier is doing very well at PSG
Doubts that the main interested party came to dispel on the set of Rothen ignite on RMC. He spoke with the former Parisian player about his relationship with the stars of the capital club and in particular the two most famous Lionel Messi and Neymar. He was first very complimentary about the Argentinian, very happy at PSG according to the feelings of Christophe Galtier. ” Leo from the first training sessions has always been someone invested, who takes a lot of pleasure, who always has a smile. Leo is a great competitor but he is also someone who loves the game “, he said.
🎙 “We were very clear from the start of the season: not one player above the team. And so far, there hasn’t been a single slip-up by anyone.”
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Then he moved on to Neymar’s case. The Brazilian had a bad reputation but Galtier hasn’t seen any of that since joining PSG. ” Neymar arrived on July 4 fit. I didn’t talk to him for the first 10 days. I was very observant. […] I told him that I was very happy to be his coach. Then, I said to him: “Obviously I hear a lot of things, that I read a lot of things but I am here without any preconceptions. I will judge on the spot”. And fortunately because if I had to adapt my position on what I had heard… “, he dropped.
Words and a speech that seem to have touched the players of PSG. In conclusion, Christophe Galtier was pleased not to have experienced any problems in the locker room. His players have invested 100% in the team despite the World Cup which is fast approaching. ” Obviously there is this World Cup objective in the middle of the season. But I think we were very clear with everyone, with Luis (Campos): nobody above the team. And, at the time when I speak to you, there has been no slippage on the part of anyone “, he confided. Enough to confirm the good record of Christophe Galtier at PSG even if the post-World Cup and the European deadlines in the spring will be harder obstacles for his task at PSG.