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Pays de Cassel – PSG: ‘Mbappe is set to score goals’, explains Galtier

Christophe Galtier was pleased with the look of his team, which quietly reached the 1/8 finals of the Coupe de France after a big win over Pays de Cassel. The Parisian coach also praised the performance of Kylian Mbappe, the author of the historic five, and explained the content of the discussion of the exchanges he had with his striker on the edge of the pitch during the meeting.

How do you analyze the work of your team?

CHRISTOPHER GALTIE. We needed to score fast. We have to give credit to this Pays de Cassel team, to its fans, it is also Coupe de France. We knew that the opponent would be very compact and energetic. They also had a lot of ambition going into the game. From the moment we scored the first goal, it must have been difficult for the opponent.

You will face Bayern Munich twice in February, OM… A crazy month ahead of you?

There will be more Toulouse, Montpellier, Reims… This is how the calendar works. OM-PSG is a great poster, you’ll need to put on a great velodrome performance to get through. We will play every 3-4 days. We will have to be vigilant regarding the physical aspect and the management of the workforce. To win this trophy, you must defeat all opponents. This is OM, it won’t be easy. We have the ambition to go all the way, there is a real desire to win this trophy after we missed it last season. But we have to beat OM in a series of difficult matches.

Why did you leave Mbappe and Neymar on the field and how did you assess Neymar’s behavior in this match?

Neymar has a contact game. When he lifts, he has the will to eliminate the opponent. Neymar and Mbappe had to play and replay together. I talked to Neymar at half-time and I was guaranteed that he would be calmer and not risk getting a yellow card. I thought it was important that they play together. We combined a lot, it’s good for the rhythm of our two forwards.

Do you feel the desire to have one or two more players given your schedule?

The calendar is clear, the transfer window is not over, we are at an impasse. Pablo is gone and we want to have at least one more striker with a completely different profile. The transfer window is difficult, we have restrictions that we must comply with. The club is working on it.

Are you happy with the face your team is showing?

The team behaved well, they had a very serious match, we had to respect the opponent and the people who came to watch this match. I wanted to put together a very competitive team. We are not going to analyze or evaluate the match, because the future opponents are of a different quality. But the team was very serious.

How do you evaluate the performance of Mbappe, the author of the five, and why did you decide to give him an armband?

I decided that he is the second captain since the beginning of the season, he deserves this armband when Marquinhos is away because he decided to stay at the club. During the calendar year, he scored 56 goals. He is one of the world class strikers, one of the best in the world. He is such a. He is determined to score goals, he did not abuse them, goals came naturally after combinations. This is Kylian, in his scorer profile. He is a man of numbers and statistics.

What words were exchanged with him on the edge of the field during the match?

There was no thought to pull it out before. He, like Neymar, needed to play as much time as possible. The discussion was about getting him closer to the records he had in mind. I don’t need to encourage him to break records.

Source: Le Parisien

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