Galtier’s new Bourde!

Galtier’s new Bourde!

In this case, given to L’Equipe, Christophe Galtier made fans wince by explaining his ideal game plan in the offensive sector. Is it Lionel Messi and Neymar competing for a different goal for Kylian Mbappé?

Put on the transfer list by Luis Campos, notably being offered to Chelsea or FC Barcelona, ​​​​ Neymar may well stay PSG this summer. President Nasser al-Khelaïfi proclaimed it loud and clear, it’s over for the  » bling bling » and all the players in the squad, even the stars (long pampered by this same Qatari leader…), must give their all and show themselves to be irreproachable. It was time…

« You Game Time for Everybody »

In any case, Christophe Galtier is counting on the 30-year-old Brazilian prodigy, as he explains in the columns of The Team Saturday.  » In the offensive field, there will be playing time for everyone. I know where Neymar can be comfortable, whether it’s a little higher off the hook or in front of two midfielders. Neymar, like Leo Messi, are animators, players who have this ability to find themselves between the lines and be decisive “, launches the successor of Mauricio Pochettino.

Note however that if Neymar knows very well how to be forgotten to be found between the lines (behind the backs of opposing midfielders), as he had done very well in particular during the Final 8 of the Champions League under the orders of Thomas Tuchel, Messi, Him, rarely assist the ball in the opposing block and obviously prefer to land very low, near his midfielders, to touch the ball.

Mbappé associated with a center forward?

Neymar and Lionel Messi Can obviously be considered together, in any game system, but would they be in competition if PSG played in 3-5-2? This is what Galtier seems to be saying in this interview when discussing the role of Kylian Mbappe: “ Kylian is someone who likes depth, very comfortable technically, able to play between the lines. As soon as I want to associate it with another attached quant, it has to be a different profile. A reference point, in the area of ​​the repair « . A response that challenged Parisian fans.

Ideally, Galtier hopes to count on a real center-forward in certain matches or at particular times during a game. Or, in a 3-5-2 or a 3-4-3, that would leave Messi or Neymar on the flank as well. Hugo Ekitike (20 years old), recruited for 36 million euros, is not a fixed striker (despite his size), but a mobile player. Gianluca Scamacca (23), the other attached to Campos’ sights, now follows the role of centre-forward. Otherwise, Mauro Icardi is still at the club and at PSG and you sometimes find takers for the Argentinian international…

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