French Cup, Titis, Galtier…

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Seen and read about PSG in the French press this Monday, January 9, 2022. PSG still has to wait to know its opponent in the Coupe de France, the promise kept by Christophe Galtier on the playing time of Titis.

In today’s edition, The Parisian looks back on the playing time granted to the Titis du PSG. For several months, the Parisian coach, Christophe Galtier, had indicated that the young people of the training center would obtain more playing time during the second part of the season. A word kept during the 32nd final of French Cup in front of The Berrichonne of Chateauroux (3-1) with three Titis holders from the kick-off (El Chadaille Bitshiabu, Warren Zaire-Emery and Ismael Gharbi). Even if their playing time has not been consistent since the start of the 2022-2023 fiscal year, the duo Galtier Campos decided to bring clarity in the management of young people. “Four of them have taken part in one of the 25 matches played by the PSG for a total of 373 minutes and 4 starts”, i.e. lower transition times at mid-season compared to the 2019-2020 and 2021-2022 seasons. However, frustration is almost non-existent in El Chadaille Bitshiabu, Warren Zaire-Emery, Ayman Kari and Ismael Gharbi.

“Remember when Pochettino promised playing time at the end of last season and did the opposite, it didn’t pass” declares the entourage of a Titi. Indeed, the former Parisian coach had left only a few crumbs to the young people of the time (xavi simons and Edward Michut). But the new management quickly set up an “Elite” group to integrate a few young people into the professional group. “The club targets those it believes in and cajoles them. It also involves a contractual commitment: the six members of the ‘Elite’ group are professionals with a lease ranging from 2024 to 2026. “ And according to information from the Ile-de-France daily, El Chadaille Bitshiabu, Ismael Gharbi Where Warren Zaire-Emery will not be loaned during the winter transfer window. » The Parisian club is counting on them in the coming weeks, in particular because of its limited workforce and finances.

On his side, The Team looks back on the draw for the 16th finals of French Cup. And the PSG will still have to be patient before knowing the identity of their future adversary, which will certainly be an amateur club. There are three who can claim to face the Rouge & Bleu: the US Pays de Cassel (Regional 1), Reims Sainte-Anne (National 3) and Wasquehal (N2). The reason ? Whereas the US Pays de Cassel thought to be qualified directly for the 16th finals of the competition following the disqualification of the two teams, Reims Sainte-Anne (N3) and Wasquehal (N2), following a violent fight during the 8th round on November 20, “the executive committee of the FFF changed his mind on Friday by asking to replay this meeting, as recommended by the CNOSF. » This match will therefore take place on Wednesday at Clairefontaine and the winner will then face the US Pays de Cassel (match Saturday or Sunday) in the 32nd finals. And this fuzzy situation can benefit the PSG. Indeed, with the organization of a friendly match in Saudi Arabiascheduled for January 19, the Parisian club had asked to postpone the round of 16 from French Cup. Initially scheduled for the weekend of January 21-22, the Rouge & Bleu would like to play this match on Monday January 23 “and also eagerly await the outcome of this strange situation. »