Christophe Galtier (PSG): “I don’t have the feeling of playing our season” against Bayern
“How is the group doing?
Nordic (Mukiele) feel better. We stepped on his tendon. He will train normally. Just like Achraf Hakimi. Marquinhos will also be able to train. We will review at the end of the session.
How to reverse the situation?
Play a lot more than we did in the first leg. There is the presence of Kylian (Mbappé, entered during the game in the first leg) also to have depth and percussion. We have to play higher and recover balls in the Munich camp. We will have to be vigilant, but also daring, on the way in which we will have to attack.
“Apart from the result, we will have to have a much more aggressive behavior”
What explains the metamorphosis of your team between the first leg and this one?
It was above all the squad in the three matches we lost that was limited. I think of Monaco (1-3)in the first leg against Bayern (0-1) without Mbappé, with Hakimi diminished. Have we found a certain balance? Maybe. But against Nantes (4-2)we conceded two goals after leading 2-0.
Do you have the feeling that PSG is playing its season on this match?
No, I don’t have that feeling. All matches are important, we are in a difficult competition. There is a winner and a loser. We play every game with the ambition to win. The Champions League is still a very high goal. We have this draw, with this double confrontation. Apart from the result, it will be necessary to have a much more aggressive behavior. By being more complete than on the way out. If we are in this state of mind, we will have the possibility of qualifying.
What inspires you at Bayern?
It is a club that is used to being present in this competition. It is a great institution. Great players have come here but the institution has always been placed above the coaches and the team. We will be in a magnificent, full stadium.
“When I read that it’s so much better without Neymar, no! He is a boy who has always been professional since I have been at the club.
We know that Neymar won’t play until the end of the seasoncan the team be more balanced without him?
I hear and I read the debates around him. It’s a handicap for the team not to have it, it’s 18 goals, 14 assists. When I read that it’s so much better without him, no! He is a boy who has always been professional since I have been at the club. Is the team more balanced? Yes ! But is it better that way? Having him in the workforce is an asset.
Have you prepared the penalties?
It’s not a lottery, I say it again. The environment is totally different in matches and in training but there is a lot of work done, especially with the goalkeepers. I also have a pretty clear strategy on the order of shooters. The best don’t have to be last, or even fourth. The best must shoot as quickly as possible.
Is Donnarumma a reliable keeper?
He is a reliable, very high level, young goalkeeper… We can refer to this first goal against Nantes. But once it’s happened, it shouldn’t happen to him again. This is also the experience. »