Ligue 1 – Christophe Galtier: “PSG players do not live in a bubble”

Present at the “Demain le sport” festival this Thursday, Christophe Galtier assured that “Paris Saint-Germain players are not in a bubble“.”Don’t think players are off the ground and in a bubble“, answered the technician to a question on the place he gave to general culture and civic-mindedness in his way of managing his footballers.

They inform themselves, they are aware of what is happening in the world“, insisted Galtier, two weeks after the controversy caused by the team’s air travel. PSG, its coach and superstar Kylian Mbappé had found themselves under fire from criticism after the offhand reactions of the technician and his player, in a press conference, to a question about the club’s trip by plane to Nantes, a short destination for which less polluting alternatives, such as the train, exist.

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It’s not the image at all (sometimes conveyed), what you don’t know is that they are very generous, they defend noble causes“, ensured Galtier. “They are very cultured, especially since in the locker room they come across different nationalities, they are interested in what is happening in Spain, South America, Africa, the Maghreb, in Eastern European countries…” he continued.

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“More matures than other young people”

Believe me they are not above ground“, also explained Galtier. The stars of PSG and their teammates”are much more mature than other young people, they are confronted with reality, already with that of the competition“.”Players at PSG have to beat three teams every week, and be better than their partners, they’ve faced competition since they were 13, 14“, he insisted.

On the image of the irresponsible footballer, it is false. Very young they are often already married, already dads, they have family responsibilities, also brothers or grandsons and enormous daily pressure“. At the start of his speech at the famous studio 104 of the Maison de la Radio, Galtier was momentarily interrupted by two activists in the fight against global warming shouting: “Climate in danger, Galtier accomplice”.

This was an allusion to his phrase on “sailing tanks” and the controversy that followed. The coach then made his mea culpa saying he was sorry”a joke that is in bad taste“.”Don’t confuse misplaced humor with respect for the planet“, replied Galtier again. “I’m very careful, I just took a round trip by train to see my son who is having surgery“. A little later during his speech, led by Radio France journalist Nathalie Iannetta, who asked him, about mental preparation, if there was “a pilot in the plane“, Galtier took it up again, smiling: “In the train“.

(With AFP)

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