“ I didn’t know if I was strong enough to accept Luis Campos’ proposal. » It is with these words that Christophe Galtier, the current coach of PSG, told brand, Friday, of his reaction in the minutes which followed the proposal of the new sporting director of the club of the capital. The French technician (56) nevertheless assured that he was convinced of his choice: “ If I didn’t accept, I had to retire, because having the opportunity to coach this great club with these players only happens once in a lifetime. »
As he admitted himself, his life then changed, especially in contact with stars such as Lionel Messi, Neymar or Kylian Mbappé. The PSG coach was necessarily asked about these, preferring to talk about “great personality” to describe them rather than” ego “, a more pejorative term according to him. And ensuring: “There is no great champion without a great personality ». Galtier also denied there was any jealousy between the three.
“I believe that Messi will not have a different motivation after the World Cup”
Galtier has been asked a lot about Messi and Mbappé. (P. Lahalle/The Team)
Christophe Galtier was finally questioned in more detail about Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé. Regarding the state of form of his Argentine player, he wanted to be reassuring, welcoming his preparation for the start of the season with PSG and not considering any relaxation on his part once the World Cup in Qatar is over: “ I believe Messi won’t have a different motivation after the World Cup “.
Regarding Kylian Mbappé’s recent contract extension at PSG, his coach felt that the choice of the French striker was in no way motivated by money, assuring that such a player could earn a lot no matter the club in which he played. Christophe Galtier had a completely different argument: “ I think Kylian just loves PSG “.