Christophe Galtier runs the risk of regretting for a while his joke about the sailing cars, on September 5, on the eve of the Champions League PSG-Juventus (2-1), when he had just been asked about traveling on the plane of his equipment. This Thursday afternoon, within the framework of the “Demain le Sport” festival co-organized by The team, Radio France and France Télévisions, the PSG coach, who had just begun his speech on the subject “how to make a team win? The invisible preparation “in the famous studio 104 of the Maison de la Radio, was attacked by an ecological activist who raised a sign “Climate in danger”by adding “Galtier’s accomplice”.
“Thanks for the welcome”
Before leaving the room, the Parisian technician had time to skilfully slip him: “Don’t confuse perhaps off-kilter humor with respect for the planet. I am very careful, I just made a round trip by train to see my son who was having surgery. »“Thanks for the welcome”The coach then joked before being able to develop his statements about his experience as a coach and his management, and specifically that of PSG with its constellation of stars. “At PSG we have world-class players, it is very important to have a permanent dialogue that is both collective and individual with the players. I worked a lot upstream, since my president told me that he was going to be a coach.Galtier explained.
“I read many interviews, I saw reports from one and the other to try to identify more precisely the personality of the group but also of each player.he continued. Then after there is the contact. I made sure to watch a lot and listen a lot. Little by little I began to have exchanges either by sector of the game, or individually to quickly take the temperature but also quickly explain to the group and the players what I expected from them. » The former coach of Lille or Saint-Étienne also specified that the “You don’t have to overtake the staff, it’s the players who should. »