Nantes, the unwanted, Sergio Ramos, Galtier…

Seen and read about PSG in the French press on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. Revisiting the victory of PSG against FC Nantes (4-0) in the Trophée des Champions, the good performance of the Rouge & Bleu and the successful debut of Christophe Galtier, the degreasing operation continues and Sergio Ramos in boss mode

The Parisian returned to different positive elements to remember from this meeting against FC Nantes. Long snubbed by Mauricio Pochettino, the 3-4-1-2 was lined up by Christophe Galtier against the Canaries. And we can say that this device is a real success. The French media emphasized that the capital club was finally able to take advantage of the capacities of Achraf Hakimi and Nuno Mendes, both positioned in the piston. The many defensive backs by offensive players, which were rare last season, are also worth noting. Lionel Messi exerted pressure on the Nantes defense and was good in some offensive sequences, as Neymar was “effective in the second striker role”declare The Parisian. Defensively, some alignment errors during the tour of Japan were erased against Nantes yesterday, lined the local newspaper. Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe trio “provides certain guarantees at the start of the period”, and Christophe Galtier opted for two central midfielders who are able to project themselves quickly forward. Yesterday’s match proved that this selection was a success. The Parisian do not forget the rookie Vitinha, who showed that he can be a good element with Marco Verratti, even if he is not guaranteed to start. “Plenty of effort, comfortable on the ball, and likely to touch attackers quickly”like that The Parisian described the Portuguese midfielder after their game last night.

The daily Ile de France took stock of the departure files. As reported by media on its website, PSG needs to sell some players if the famous “do not want” (Herrera, Rafinha, Draxler, Wijnaldum, Kurzawa and Kehrer) but other elements remain in the group (Icardi, Gueye, Paredes , Diallo , Kalimuendo, Dina-Ebimbe). The Parisian confirms that Georginio Wijnaldum well and truly aimed at AS Romaand the two clubs quickly agreed on a loan with an option / obligation to buy… The problem remains the player’s salary, which is estimated to be more than 10 million euros per year and the player does not want to make concessions on his emoluments.
Another midfielder has been at the center of rumors for several days, Gana Gueye is on Everton’s books and negotiations are at an advanced stage. The player “will not give up his last year at PSG and is ready to fight for playing time” but “will agree to leave with a solid contract, at least 2-3 years and with a good salary. That’s good , the English club made the player a priority in the midfield and has “sufficient financial strength to complete the transfer of around 10 million euros” as reported The Parisian. Re Thilo Kehrer, Sevilla’s interest is genuine, and Paris say they have “no shortage of demands” for the German international.
In the radius of the titis, Éric Junior Dina-Ebimbe will continue a good rating in Germany and especially in the side of Eintracht Frankfurt. Arnaud Kalimuendi also has several courtiers including Rennes, Nice and Leeds. The local daily assures that the attacker “wants guarantees in terms of playing time” and “new discussions should take place this week to find a solution that suits everyone”.

with The Parisian, Sergio Ramos is back in force in these first weeks of the 2022/2023 season. If everything isn’t perfect, “he hasn’t lost his offensive side, his way of approaching defensive roles and the way he behaves in the opposing area.” Against Nantes, he scored his third goal in 933 minutes, an interesting ratio for his attacking partners. The group’s smiles at the end of the game reflected the sincerity of this general good will. “His exchanges with Christophe Galtier on the side of the pitch always reveal a mutual rapport, or at least easy communication. On Sunday, he was also one of the players who fell into the arms of their new- coach to celebrate the victory “wrote the daily Ile-de-France. The new Parisian coach made it one of his relays in the locker room. The former player of Madrid is one of the leaders in the locker room but he also became “an undisputed leader” on the pitch.

The group looked back at the excellent performance of PSG vs FC Nantes and returned to the style of play set up by Christophe Galtier. Upon his arrival, doubts may remain about his “limited experience” in the Champions League, but also about his reputation as a defensive coach, inherited from his spells at Saint-Etienne, Lille and Nice. Followers of 4-4-2, Galtier’s teams are more marked by spirits “by their discipline, their balance and their efficiency in transitions more than their unique side.” Another question is also his ability to “manage the stars” but for the Parisian coach, the priority is that “everything must make sense and respect the collective balance, key to success in his eyes” because he comes from of school pragmatists.
The former Nice “never hides his admiration for Deschamps, who is able to quote both Guardiola and Mourinho when asked for his references”. Galtier’s main challenge is to restore his fiery attack consisting of Neymar, Messi and Mbappel to his compensation requirements. In the end for L’Équipe, the 3-4-1-2 system “seems to take” with almost complete control. The Parisians have shown their technical superiority “in the service of the game and a persistent business spirit, far from a sterile ownership that does not follow the rules of his new coach. Respected by all their roles and missions, set the intensity” ending The group.

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