LIVE – PSG: “Zidane deserves respect”, Galtier reacts to the exit of Le Graët


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Zaire-Emery holder against Angers?

Galtier: “He is capable of starting a Ligue 1 match but also a Champions League match. I am convinced of that.”

Galtier on the youth strategy

“It’s not a strategy. Very good young people are trained, some have left and we find them at the highest level. It was a desire to reduce the workforce to create space for our young talents. They have been very interesting in the Coupe de France. They need to be supervised by experienced players. During the winter transfer window, there will be no arrivals if there are no departures.”

Galtier on Mbappé’s tweet after the release of Le Graët

“I saw Kylian’s reaction. Kylian is a big boy, it comes out of the context of PSG. He spoke with his heart, his words belong to him.”

Galtier on Le Graët

“Zidane deserves respect and I’m sure he has the respect of everyone. The words that were said created a strong reaction. I’m not going to comment on those words. I don’t usually shoot the ambulance so I won’t comment further.”

Galtier on the friendly match in Saudi Arabia

“The commitment was made last season, the club must respect it. Is it well placed? We had to respect the commitment that was made. I comply with the commitments that have been made.”

Galtier on a possible captaincy of Mbappé in Blue

“I’m not Didier Deschamps, I don’t think he’s going to make a mistake about the choice. Kylian is 24 years old, with a lot of games on the clock, incredible performances. Being captain is a lot of responsibility. Even without the armband, Kylian is a team and dressing room leader.”

Galtier on Mukiele

“He’s a player we wanted to have, he’s very versatile. He settled in quickly, he’s worked a lot in recent weeks during the World Cup break. He’s a satisfaction. We’re going to have a busy schedule. Achraf Hakimi has played a lot at the World Cup.”

Galtier on Renato Sanches and Sarabia

“Renato is fine, he has integrated the sessions. He will be available for the Rennes match but not for tomorrow. Sarabia is a player who has not played much, it is always difficult to quickly find his bearings. He was very interesting at the start of the match in the Coupe de France. I saw the criticism. He himself cannot be satisfied with the performance he was able to make, but I find that the criticism was in my opinion exaggerated.

Galtier on Messi’s extension

“There are discussions, the sports management has exchanged with Leo on the subject of an extension. I do not know where it is. Leo seems happy to me in Paris. Afterwards, you have to see his position in relation to the project of the club. It’s a subject I don’t discuss with him.”

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Christophe Galtier settles in front of the journalists.

Verratti package for Angers

Marco Verratti felt pain in his quadriceps this morning during training. Medical examinations will be carried out within 48 hours. Messi and Neymar are back.

Neymar, Messi and Verratti in training

Neymar, Lionel Messi and Marco Verratti are in training on Tuesday, as is Renato Sanches. Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi are out. The return from vacation of the two men is expected in the middle of the week.

PSG wins for the programming of its 16th final of the Coupe de France

The French Football Federation has scheduled the round of 16 for PSG on Monday January 23 (8:45 p.m.), against an opponent who has yet to be determined. The capital club had asked to postpone this match because of its Middle East tour the previous week.

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