Christophe Galtier giving an indication in the triumph of PSG against Angers (Reuters)
The coach of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Christophe Galtier, left the Parc des Princes with the satisfaction of having fulfilled his duty. His team beat Angers 2-0 on date 18 of Ligue 1 and the group leader was very complimentary of Lionel Messi, who returned to the title after having been world champion with the Argentine team.
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The man from Rosario will appear again with his club this Wednesday after two months after his last game and after being champion with the Argentine team in Qatar. Will he go back?
The striker scored the last goal of the match played at home for the tournament leader, but he contributed to other collective actions and added some touches of distinction after having enjoyed his vacation in Rosario. “Today we saw the best player in the world again,” Galtier said after the meeting in dialogue with the French platform Prime Video Sport about the performance of the 35-year-old footballer.
One of the details to understand this statement resides in the framework that preceded the meeting. In the midst of multiple tributes in each of the clubs to the world champions, Messi framed a huge asterisk that surprised the world of football. The signs of affection were a champion’s corridor made by the squad to one of its references on the return to practice in Paris added to a timid ovation when he was announced as the starter on the stadium screen. Some gestures that become tiny given the dimension of the institution worldwide. His swift departure from the pitch after Eric Wattellier’s final whistle was a detail that did not go unnoticed and this statement by the coach, who arrived at the club this season, reduces the fumes of everything that happened in the previous one.
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In this sense, he referred to his return to the PSG fans: “Congratulations to our fans for welcoming him and cheering us on throughout the game.” “Leo wanted to play, he returned physically well and when we have him on the field we have guaranteed chances. Things change a lot when he is with us. He is happy after winning the only title he was missing”, he stated. And he added: “He was able to play the whole game, that’s very good.”
Last October, the 56-year-old man had stated that he still did not see the best version of the Flea: “Leo is very well mentally. I am lucky every morning to have him in training. He is a very altruistic player, who plays with his teammates. He has returned to his statistical standards in front of the goal and obviously he can return to being the best player in the world, because he is happy and in good physical shape ”. A scenario that changed after the consecration of his team in the World Cup in Qatar, but we will have to wait to see how another of the team’s figures like Kylian Mbappé will take these compliments, due to the rivalry he has with the Argentine to be the best player of the world.
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Next, Galtier spoke to the official media of the institution as well as to Canal+ in France about what left a match with “two magnificent goals” for his team. There, he was asked about the return to competition a few days after the conclusion of the World Cup and how this situation affected the squad: “It meant that we had many absent players, that the group was very dispersed and that little Little by little, everyone will return and meet again ”. “For the group it was important to find Leo, and for him it was also important to find the team,” he said.
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