PSG: Galtier is his place, and he explains why

Appointed coach of Paris Saint-Germain against all odds, Christophe Galtier is already unanimous within the club of the capital. Promising beginnings for the southern coach, who claims to have always wanted to take the reins of the champion of France.

Galtier already enjoys Paris.

The saying teaches us that you should never judge a book by its cover. With Christophe Galtier, it’s a bit like that. Arrived on tiptoe at Paris Saint-Germain, where Zinedine Zidane was expected, the French coach, in a few weeks, managed to dispel the first doubts.

Russian friendly matches, an exciting tactical disposition but also and above all a refreshing communication compared to his predecessor, Mauricio Pochettino, the main interest is already at ease.

No hesitation for Galtier

In an interview with the daily Le Parisien, the former coach of Saint-Etienne, Lille and Nice mentioned his surprise arrival. There was not a second of hesitation. I made him repeat it all the same, to be sure that he was talking to me about PSG. Especially since at the start, he had just told me about a big project. It was before the last day of the championship, when I was in a decisive match to ensure that OGC Nice finished 5th or better, that I received the alert announcing Luis Campos at Paris Saint-Germain. L, I say to myself, so this is a project recognized champion of France 2021 with the Mastiffs.

Did his Marseille origins slow down his desire to discover the Parc des Princes? Not at all. When the opportunity to coach PSG presented itself, neither I nor my very close family said to each other: be careful, you are from Marseille. I am a French coach and I will give everything to go as high as possible. If there is a French coach who has always spoken well of PSG, it’s me. I have always considered him the locomotive of French football recalled the southern technician, who has always defended the Ile-de-France formation in recent years.

C.Galtier – damn, I’m so happy to be here!

Moreover, Galtier admits it without shame: he feels he belongs in Paris. With 100% honesty, I always wanted to coach PSG. Ask about my family environment… obviously, as a player, I played a few PSG-OM, there were also some good confrontations when I was an assistant there. But for a Marseillais, I always had a different view of what Paris Saint-Germain was. There is no desire to seduce or to make communication in what I am telling you. If I’ve never said it before, it’s because I’ve never been asked the question insists the 55-year-old man.

And respond to his detractors. It’s an incredible source of motivation. I don’t suffer it, I lean on it. I understand that may be the case. Then there are some guys – who don’t deserve the title of journalist – and whom I find both rude and sometimes very disrespectful. But one does not trigger resentment, it is a source of motivation. I understand everyone’s skepticism when my name appeared: I don’t have an international background, I’m from Marseilles… But damn, I’m so happy to be here! , said Galtier. It will now be on the ground that we will have to convince.

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