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Christophe Galtier revealed a new trainee at Paris Saint-Germain

Christophe Galtier revealed a new trainee at Paris Saint-Germain

Christophe Galtier unveiled a new coach at Paris Saint-Germain (Reuters/Stephan Mahe)

PSG started the season at a steady pace from a sporting point of view after winning the Champions League against Nantes and starting the Ligue 1 with two goals (with wins over Clermont and Montpellier). However, it has experienced some earthquakes in the past few hours. Although the most exciting battle was between Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, Head coach Christoph Galtier revealed a new trainee within the club in his last press conference.

After reducing the clash between the French and Brazilian striker, The coach focused on the transfer market and targeted the task of Antero HenriqueWho used to be the sporting director of Paris Saint-Germain between 2017 and 2019 and who, by decision of President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, returned to the institution to conduct negotiations for players who train separately from the professional team, allowing the French to have a larger fund to meet the reinforcements they need.

“We were in a hurry. In a week, we’ll be sequencing matches every three days. Don’t believe it’s easy to integrate a player and that he’ll find his directions after three or four days. There’s a game model, the principles of the game, a relationship that new players have to find with their peers, So it’s clear The lack of access to the players punishes us on a sporting level‘ the coach warned.

Antero Henrique, former Paris Saint-Germain sporting director (Photo by Jan Katov/Getty Images)
Antero Henrique, former Paris Saint-Germain sporting director (Photo by Jan Katov/Getty Images)

Galtier, although he added Vitina, Hugo Eketiki, Nordi Mukele and Renato Sanchez, sees that he still lacks a central defender (Milan Skriniar, from Inter), a midfielder (Fabian Ruiz, from Napoli) and a striker to complete his squad.

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During the press conference, DT downplayed Henrique He stressed that the assembly of the team in fact falls on the Portuguese Luis Campos (the new football director instead of the Brazilian Leonardo) and the president. “I want to make one thing clear: sports management and decision-making are made by the president, Luis Campos and myself about how the team should be. We’ve set needs with our busy schedule because we’ll be playing every three days from the end of August to November 13th. He pointed out that there is a market, commercial and economic reality.

In his story, he explained that decision-making goes through a closed trio and that Antero Henrique is not involved. Le Parisien keep it “The Portuguese often give the impression to agents or recruiting cell chiefs that he is the boss” and that this “annoys real decision-makers, such as Luis Campos and Christophe Galtier”

The newspaper cites Marcus Rashford’s case as one of the causes. Henrique, without consulting anyone else, began negotiating with the brother of the Manchester United striker to close his relegation, which was not to the liking of the sporting director and coach.

Among the salary scale, which the French press described as “undesirable”, are still Argentine Mauro Icardi, German Julian Draxler, French Levin Kurzawa, Spain’s Andre Herrera, French Eric Junior Dina Ibembe, Brazilian Rafinha and Senegalese Idrissa Gui.

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