Christophe Galtier after the defeat of PSG against Lorient: “Too many players below their level”
How do you feel after the defeat of PSG against Lorient (1-3) ?Of course there…
How do you feel after the defeat of PSG against Lorient (1-3) ?
Of course there is disappointment. You have to analyze the situation correctly, an additional defeat which really does not come at the right time. But when you make the lead that you make, you can’t have more than what you had. When we do the first 20 minutes like ours, we defend very badly on the first two goals. We cannot end up 10 against 11 and be behind. Players have to react. You can’t have that kind of behavior.
All in all, it’s a big disappointment, you have to react quickly. We don’t know how many points we will have tonight (after OM’s game against Auxerre) and tuesday (after Toulouse-Lens). It takes collective and individual awareness, too many players are inside. Players have to push something. There are too many players below their level.
Did you raise your voice at halftime?
I traded and decided to bring Ruiz in to have more legs in the middle. I recalled the basic principles of effort and self-transcendence to do when playing in numerical inferiority, but there was no anger. The second period is what it is, the team is cut in half because they want to equalise. We had a highlight for 25 minutes.
On the third goal, Kylian plays quickly on a corner while our defenders are going up. The ball is cleared and we are caught. Now you have to look ahead and see what comes up. We have been first from the start but we have to finish this Championship and go for victories. We will have the title if we show more commitment and determination.
How do you explain Hakimi’s expulsion after just 20 minutes (for two yellow cards)?
There was no reason for Achraf to be nervous and tense, he trained all week with the group. He is warned very quickly, from the 5th minute I believe. And his second yellow card is stupid and penalizes the team. But there was no reason for him to be nervous during this match.
To go for the title, we must have another state of mind and an investment like our opponents
Is there sufficiency on the part of your team?
In some situations yes. We had a more playful than athletic team against us. When we lose it’s because either we are physically dominated or we let go mentally. This afternoon, we let go on a mental level. We need to discuss this issue. What do we want to do with the remaining five matches? Of our points in advance? Saying we play and we’ll see what happens? There is a title to look for. But to get it, we must have another state of mind and an investment like our opponents.
How do you intend to remobilize your players on a mental level?
To have better content, I went to four behind and added a middle, hoping to have more technical relations inside the game but it did not happen. When there is so much technical waste at the start of the match, when there is no question of freshness at this moment of the match, it is because there was a lack of concentration on the part of several players. »