PSG won against Lyon this Sunday evening (0-1) at the end of the 8th day of Ligue 1. In a very good football match, Marco Verratti once again produced a very good performance in the Rouge & Bleu midfielder (rated 6.5 by the editorial staff of CS). But the Little Owl, after a blow received, held the back of the thigh before leaving the field. Concerned by the international break with the Italian, Verratti does not know if he will be able to join his selection tomorrow. At a press conference, Christophe Galtier gave news of his number 6. “He is hit in the calf. That’s a pretty strong kick to the calf. I can be worried, because when he can’t continue, he’s touched.”
The Parisian coach then took stock of the first part of the PSG season. ” What I like is that the players are very professional and committed, individually and collectively.. They have a real desire to have a great season, salutes Galtier in remarks relayed by the Parisian. The system has flaws but we have a very good technical relationship. We must maintain the requirement on the tactical and technical level, which we lacked in Haifa (1-3), last week in the Champions League. You have to find the right formula to be dangerous and even better defensively. After the break, to take the workload, it will take more rotations, changes earlier in the gamewith thirteen matches awaiting us in a very compact schedule. »
Christophe Galtier who was also questioned about the fact that this evening, PSG had a lot of possession and made fewer quick transitions.
” Yes, we prepare the matches. It was important to run with the ball rather than without.. To deprive Lyon of balloons as well. This allowed us to find flaws in the Lyon organization. We had a lot of situations, but without scoring the second goal. Anthony Lopes made a big part too. We remained under pressure by not taking off. I had expected more changes in the second half, but the facts of the game prevented me from doing so. We were less mobile in the second half. But the players had a great match against a team that was waiting for us in transition and imbalance. Neymar gave us a necessary balance. PSG had a great game tonight. »