Recognition by Christophe Galtier after PSG were expelled by Bayern Munich from the Champions League


Christophe Galtier hinted that Paris Saint-Germain were not good enough to win the Champions League. He said this after PSG was eliminated from the round of 16.

PSG lost 0-2 to Bayern Munich in the second leg at the Allianz Arena, Thursday (9/3/2023) early morning WIB. Thus, the French giants must lift the Champions League bag with an aggregate of 0-3.

This result is the worst experienced by PSG in the last seven seasons in the Champions League. For the first time, the French giants fell in the round of 16.

Galtier admits that Paris Saint-Germain had no choice but to accept the fact of their early exit from the Champions League. “It’s very disappointing. Unfortunately we should digest it and receive it,” Galtier advised radio station Canal Plus.

“We have to stay in the league. Everyone is disappointed, and I am no exception. Even though we had a lot of difficulties in the first leg, we put a lot of hope in the second leg,” he continued.

Galtier lamented Vitinha’s lack of goals in the first half. When the match was still level, his shot was saved by Bayern Munich defender Matthijs de Ligt. He also complained about his team’s defense which was easily penetrated by opponents.

“We had very good chances when we created chances. We were competitive with our opponents and we were in top form. It’s a shame we couldn’t capitalize on the chances we had,” he said.

“Then withinside the 2d half, we conceded a definitely silly goal. At this level, you have to be a bit calmer.Obviously, we had been beneathneath strain from Bayern. At that time, you shouldn’t be ashamed of playing long.” time, no pressure.”

“And manifestly after an hour while you pass at the back of it will become very difficult. I don’t know if that’s a lesson learned, but it’s frustrating and disappointing. The game would have been different had we scored first.” he insisted he was.

Several players were injured

PSG’s task is also complicated by injuries in defense. Captain Marquinhos had to be substituted with a rib problem just before half-time.

His replacement in the middle, Nordi Mukiele, also had doubts about his physical condition ahead of the match. He only lasted until the break before having to be withdrawn.

“We lost a lot of important players in the first and second games. We had to change two centre-backs, one in the first half and one in the first half. That weakened us a lot,” said the PSG coach. . Christophe Galtier.

“Just as Bayern ruled the primary game, we performed very in another way tonight. It wasn’t enough and obviously there was a lot of frustration and disappointment in the locker room. But we can’t repeat this game. We have to look to the future now.” ,” he continued.

First round

Needing a win, PSG immediately pressed Munich as soon as the game started at the Allianz Arena. A golden opportunity was obtained early in the match through Kylian Mbappé. However, his shot from a narrow angle still slightly off target.

Lionel Messi was also worried by Bayern Munich fans after receiving comments from Nuno Mendes. But Messi did not know how to take advantage of Nuno Mendes’ actions.

Munich had their first best chance in the 32nd minute. Jamal Musiala’s left foot shot was right on target. Luckily for PSG, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was still able to brush it off.

Goalkeeper Yann Sommer almost made a fatal mistake in the 38th minute. Sommer lost the ball, so PSG midfielder Vitinha was able to finish off an empty goal. Munich held on after defender Matthijs de Ligt was able to clear before crossing the goal line. Score 0-0 lasted until the break.

Second round

Seven minutes after the break, Munich scored through Erick Choupo-Moting. However, the goal was disallowed by the referee for offside.

Choupo-Moting was finally able to break into PSG’s goal in the 61st minute. From Marco Verratti’s mistake, Leon Goretzka took the ball. He was then fed to Choupo-Moting. Cameroonian players hit the ball with ease.

PSG came close to leveling the score a few minutes later. Unfortunately for PSG, Sergio Ramos‘ header from Lionel Messi’s corner was still pushed over by Sommer.

Munich scored the second goal in the 89th minute through a quick counter attack. Joao Cancelo provided a pass which was well finished by winger Serge Gnabry.

Christophe Galtier (born 28 August 1966) is a French former professional footballer and manager who is currently the head coach of Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. Galtier began his playing career with Marseille, then played for Lille, Toulouse, Angers, Nîmes, Marseille and Monza before retiring at Liaoning.

After retiring as a player, he began his coaching career as senior team manager at the Marseille club and Aris Thessaloniki then became assistant manager at various clubs before taking over at Saint-Étienne from 2009.

In July 2022, Galtier was appointed head of Paris Saint-Germain coach. from the first team by signing a contract that runs until the summer of 2024.

PSG officially appointed Christophe Galtier as the new coach
Rich Ligue 1 club PSG finally officially announced the appointment of Christophe Galtier as their new manager to replace Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday evening WIB.

Hours earlier, PSG announced they had ended their relationship with Pochettino, with whom he had worked closely since January 2021.

Despite successfully leading PSG to Ligue 1, Pochettino has yet to accept the fact of being sacked. It is believed that the Argentine player failed to lead PSG to win the Champions League.

Through its official website, PSG claims that Galtier has secured a contract as head coach of Les Parisien for two years or until 30 June 2024.

Galtier is one of the most experienced coaches in Ligue 1. He has coached Saint-Etienne for eight seasons, from 2009 to 2017.

Later, Galtier became Lille’s manager. There, he successfully led his team to win the 2020/21 Ligue 1 season, as well as defeating the dominance of PSG’s expensive stars.

In the 2021/22 season, Galtier managed to bring Nice and successfully brought his team to the French Cup final.

Christophe Galtier’s approach

Even Galtier could not hide his joy after being officially appointed as PSG manager and managing stars from Kylian Mbappe to Lionel Messi.

“I am happy to join PSG, I want to thank Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Luis Campos and the club for the faith in me,” said Galtier at the presentation ceremony.

I am fully aware of the responsibility involved in coaching this extraordinary team, which is one of the most competitive and spectacular teams in Europe.

Galtier also admits that he can’t wait to start his big task at PSG, with the main ambition being to win in European competition.

“I love working with all these talented players, as well as the top staff here at the club. We realize all that PSG means in French and international football. My focus is ambition, hard work and maximizing the team’s potential”.

“I am delighted to be the manager of this team and to be on the bench at the magnificent Parc des Princes, a stadium that embodies the passion for football.”