Arrived at the position of coach of the Paris Saint Germain at the end of a serial which will have agitated the crowds, Christophe Galtier was officially inducted man from the bench Red Blue on July 4th, with in particular a press conference of presentation within the auditorium of the Princes Park. Since then, the former coach ofOGC Nice conducted his first training sessions, had his first meetings, his first discussions, and flew with his group for a summer tour of Japan which has just ended, including three preparation matches, all won, and multiple training sessions in Japanese land. If it is undeniably too early to draw conclusions, the idea here is to take stock of the beginning of the adventure of the French technician on the bench of the Paris Saint Germain.
The first approach is a success
For the first time in his career, the Frenchman has a star group which aims to play the leading roles at national and European level. The arrival of Christophe Galtier on the Parisian bench had given rise to many questions, in particular about his ability to manage his locker room, as we wrote to you on Fan Channel last July 8. Today, it seems that the seduction operation is going perfectly well for the new coach of the PSG. Indeed, as reported to us by the latest indiscretions of our colleague Saber Desfarges, Christophe Galtier ” earned points with his group » at the end of this Japan Tour 2022. A group that validates the working methods of the French technician and seems to appreciate it. The platform journalist Prime Video also gave positive feedback regarding Warren Zaire-Emery. In fact, the young parisian titionly 16 years old, would have “ impressed his world during this summer tour in Japan.
By linking with the parisian titis, Fan Channel is able to confirm the good relationship maintained by the new bench man of the Paris Saint Germain and young players from training Red Blue. To picture this, the discussions and congratulations with regard toArnaud Kalimuendo are to be underlined, as we indicated to you during our last point on the file. Indeed, after the first warm-up match won (1-2) against Kawasaki Frontal, it was face to face that the Parisian titi, scorer during this meeting, was congratulated by his new coach, before the latter promised him playing time as a reward for the following match. A promise kept who saw Arnaud Kalimuendo score a second goal on this summer tour. Above the parisian titi 20 years old, whom he wishes to keep in his group according to the well-informed @Djaameel56, Christophe Galtier did not fail to pass on his most valuable advice to the midfielder he particularly appreciates, Warren Zaire-Emery. Otherwise, Eric-Junior Dina-Ebimbeoften linked to tracks leading him away from the PSGis also appreciated by the Parisian coach.
Regarding recruits, Christophe Galtier was involved before taking office. Indeed, still according to our information, the coach even discussed with Hugo Ekitike before his official induction as coach of the PSG. The contacts were positive and the now ex-striker of the Reims Stadium has truly appreciated discussions with his new coach.
The youngest and most experienced, all convinced
In addition to his good approach with young players trained in PSG, Christophe Galtier also knew how to stand up to the rest of the locker room. Where doubts were allowed and legitimate, the former coach and champion of France with the LOSC was able to provide answers internally. The most noteworthy fact? His relationship with Neymar. In addition to his good relationship with the cloakroom executives of the Paris Saint Germainlike Kylian Mbappé who holds him in high esteem, Galtier knew how to create a good relationship with the Brazilian star, which is not given to all coaches. This can only be beneficial for the 55-year-old technician and the Paris Saint Germain when we know the importance of the sentimental aspect in the sports performance of Neymar.
In addition, it is also worth noting the good relationship between Christophe Galtier and the majority of Francophones in the locker room, and particularly, Abdou Diallo. Often associated with a departure, the Senegalese international is highly appreciated by his new coach for his versatility and his ability to evolve as a left central defender, a rare profile on the market.
At the risk of repetition, no conclusion is to be drawn here, nor is the idea to be utopian. If the good relations between all, and in particular with the new man on the bench of the PSG are essential, it is just as important to know how to communicate within a locker room. That’s what was able to do Galtier at the end of the third and last preparation meeting won with a score of 2-6 against Gamba Osaka. Indeed, the French technician expressed his dissatisfaction with his players about their attitude on the two goals conceded.
If the management of a cloakroom like that of the PSG was presented as his biggest challenge under the Parisian skies, it is clear that this one is taken up hands down by Christophe Galtierfor now anyway.