This is a subject that has very often generated frustration and annoyance among Paris Saint-Germain supporters. Since the start of the QSI era, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi had announced that he wanted to train cracks and launch the new Messi. But each time, history repeated itself. Apart from Presnel Kimpembe or Alphonse Areola, the rare Titis to have broken through in the youth team or to have joined the first team quickly left. Either because they had no place, or to allow the Parisian leaders to finance their recruitment campaigns (Christopher Nkunku and Moussa Diaby were sold for this reason).
This season, the new strongmen of the capital club are far from the strategy applied by Leonardo. With Luis Campos and Christophe Galtier, the exile of young nuggets is over. From now on, Paris is doing everything to keep them. Suddenly, some like Ismaël Gharbi, Warren Zaire-Emery and El Chadaille Bitshiabu take the opportunity to point the tip of their nose. And it works. In the 32nd final of the Coupe de France against Châteauroux, the Parisian Titis shone. And since then, Galtier has let it be known that the management had decided to reduce the size of the Ile-de-France workforce precisely to allow the best talents to have a chance. An observation that he repeated this afternoon at a press conference.
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“It’s not a strategy. Like many, I have observed that very good young people are trained. We have very good young people and young people who could not express themselves because the squad was large. And we find them at the highest level, whether in the Champions League or in the national team. It was a desire with Luis Campos and the president to reduce the workforce to create space for our young talents. They played in the Coupe de France, they were interesting. But for them to flourish, they must be supervised by experienced players of a very high level. The fact that they have the hope of participating in matches allows them to grow quickly. »
And there is one who pushes very hard at the gate at only 16 years old, it’s Warren Zaire-Emery. “He is capable of starting a Ligue 1 and Champions League match. We have all been convinced of this for some time. What comforts me in the analysis we made of Warren is that the great players have the same look at him., said Galtier. A strong message sent to young people that the red and blue coach does not intend to deny during this transfer window. “On the winter transfer window, there will be no arrival if there is no departure. I’m not going to change my tune despite the overloaded schedule that awaits us. We are not going to add players and close the space to some (to young people, editor’s note). If there are departures, I think they will be compensated. » It is said.