The group with Mbappé, Gharbi replaced Messi, package
PSG announced their group of players who will travel “by bus” to Reims for the 10th day of Ligue 1. Sick, Kylian Mbappé was there, unlike Lionel Messi, saved for this meeting. The Argentinian was replaced by Ismaël Gharbi, rewarded for his excellent performances in the under-19 team. Nuno Mendes, injured for three weeks, is also absent.
Galtier under pressure from PSG
“Me, I don’t turn on the TV, I don’t read the press and I don’t listen to the radio, I stay focused on my daily work, with my team and my staff. in the game played but between the last game and tomorrow’s game, there is very little time. I moved quickly. We will make a more accurate analysis before the match against Benfica.”
Galtier talked about a “crazy” calendar
“Regarding the sequence of matches, since the start of the season, everyone has said that it is a hellish schedule. More so for a team involved in European competition, with national teams. There are only four players with us who are staying. There are six days between the two matches at Benfica, which creates a lot of mental and physical fatigue. We are trying to get as much data as possible in our performance cell. There is a work to prevent. But the sequence is dangerous for the physical health of the players , there must be injuries. Behind it, there is the World Cup. Injuries will encourage the players to think about when the chance to change or, compared to the World Cup. I say this freely because everyone is in this reflection. The players compete and want to play everything, while always doing well. They put the da When it comes to these things, we support them in this regard. This is the conclusion of all the coaches: the schedule is crazy.”
Galtier of Carlos Soler
“If I’m not mistaken, he is our newest recruit. He arrived a long time ago. There was always a delay in integration, whether it was in his family or work with his teammates, in the championship and so on. He always had a period of adaptation. I watched his matches with the national team. His positioning is different compared to Valencia. He plays between the lines, he can play in a midfield with 3, but also in a more attacking register. , a little better on the left, on his re-entrant foot. There’s a chance he’ll start tomorrow.”
Galtier is still in a system that can change
“It is always difficult to manage the depth. If we change the system, it is not certain that there will be no more problems even if we can estimate that a player higher than a line changes the deal. I have players who have not very able to play recently and who will be an added value, regardless of the system. The difficulty of changing the system is that we came back from Benfica at 6 am yesterday and that there are not many sessions that It is rather the density and the technical relationship at the heart of the game that inspires me to change the system.
Proud of the group confirmed by Galtier
“Ismaël Gharbi is in the group. He works well, seriously and performs well in the Youth League even if we can consider that Ligue 1 is at another level. I had a discussion with him this morning, I encouraged and urged him not to stop. We’ve all seen him improve and work hard.”
Galtier on a possible system change
“For the transfer window, we are not in season but in a period where there are many games with important stakes. When changing the organization, there are always reflections. Not the loss of a left-back that inspire me to change the system.
Galtier to criticize Donnarumma
“He works well, no one is hermetic in comments. Sometimes it becomes criticism. No one is insensitive. What I noticed this time is that he remains focused on his work, by trying to eliminate his small mistakes and holding on to his strengths. there is no difference in his preparation for the match. Obviously, he and the whole team, we are all satisfied with his performance in Lisbon. Always pointing out his few small mistakes , whether it was a lack of concentration or something else. He was told after Benfica that he had to continue, always be efficient.”
Galtier to oppose the absentees
“No, it’s not the loss of Reims that will change my 11. The way to play is known. I also sent a message of support to Oscar Garcia, who I think is facing difficult times as a man. .”
Galtier in Hugo Ekitike
“We have two absentees, Nuno Mendes and Lionel Messi, who will be rested after his calf strain. He will continue on Sunday and train on Monday the day before the match. This will allow the players to have time who will play like Juan Bernat. Kylian Mbappé is not forfeited but he is a victim of an angina that he probably already had before the match against Benfica. It remains to be seen if Hugo Ekitike will start, there is a reflection related to that. He is the second top striker in our squad. He will face his former teammates, his old fans, in a stadium that he knows well and where he is good at. performance. There is no more pressure. to be put in relation to his first tenure. Comparisons. He is a young player who is learning but also has to compete and compete. There is an obligation to do.”
Galtier on the medical point, confirms Messi’s package
“There will be changes. We will travel by bus (big smile). Let people understand, even if the organizations are tired, it is close to home. We are very good with our bus. Leo Messi will not work for Reims but will continue training on Sunday morning. Kylian Mbappé has angina but will travel to Reims.”
Galtier before the press conference
As usual, Christophe Galtier went to the microphone of PSGTV before the press conference: “The coaches, we move immediately after a match. many of the players, medical staff, we try to set up as much recovery time slots as possible. Regarding the competition, there is a great motivation when it is the Champions League. But we also have a goal. very high in the league. It also has motivation, this game comes very early.”
“I give my full support to Oscar Garcia who won’t be on the bench tomorrow. I know it’s a difficult time not for the coach but for the person. Reims played a lot of games with numerical inferiority , right or wrong. This team wants to beat PSG, knowing it is related to the way they play. We need to focus and be determined.
PSG’s medical point: Messi package for Reims, three weeks absence for Mendes
On the sidelines of the press conference, PSG announced their medical points ahead of the match against Reims this Saturday:
– Presnel Kimpembe continues his rehabilitation at the Training Center
– Suffering from the onset of angina, Kylian Mbappé is better. He is training indoors now.
– Renato Sanches continues the career and individual training, his continuation with the group is planned for next week.
– Released on Wednesday evening after discomfort in the calf, Leo Messi remains in care after the assurance of examinations. A new point will be made on Sunday.
– Injured on Tuesday night in the left hamstrings, Nuno Mendes should return to training in 3 weeks.
Cavani revealed that he underwent therapy after the comeback against Barça
In an interview with the Spanish site Relevo, Edinson Cavani emphasized the importance of psychological monitoring for players. He said that he followed his first therapy after the traumatic comeback suffered by PSG against Barça in 2017 (6-1) in the Champions League.
>> Cavani’s full comments
“The first time I went there (to a therapist, editor’s note) was after Barça’s comeback against PSG, he revealed. It touched me a lot and there are things that overwhelm you. In five minutes, the everything we do has changed. severe stroke, you can’t control it and, even if it’s just football, it affects other parts of you, with symptoms of anxiety, cold sweats I’m dizzy when I fall asleep and I’m afraid to sleep .. . I asked myself: ‘Do I have a problem with my head?’ I went to see the PSG doctor, whom I admire, and he said to me: ‘What happens to you, happens to many people in different fields.’ not a superhero.”
Messi shot a calf
According to L’Equipe, Lionel Messi asked to be substituted at the end of the match against Benfica after feeling pain in his calf. The attacker suffered a slight contracture without gravity.
“He waved and said he wanted to go out, Christophe Galtier told RMC Sport after the match. In the last acceleration, he felt tired. He went out because he felt tired and that ‘a new partner more interesting at the time. ‘ Leaving the stadium, Messi walked without obvious discomfort, confirming the words of his coach.
Training this Friday at 11 am.
PSG players will train this Friday at 11 am, two days after their draw (1-1) with Benfica Lisbon in the Champions League.
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