At PSG, it wasn’t the collective that made the dust talk tonight, but the individual talent of its attacking stars. Messi, on behalf of Mbappé, Mbappé on an offer from Messi, and Neymar thanks to a ball on Verratti’s defense scored the three Parisian goals this evening on the lawn of Maccabi Haifa (victory 3-1). With hindsight, the three points allow the club from the capital to take first place in Group H, on a par with Benfica. This is the most important, but basically it was difficult. The Parisians were grabbed by the throat by pressing opponent, unable to develop their game and even worse, they failed to score the big chances in this first act.
“We had 2 or 3 great situations in the first period. He pushed hard and harder with the great atmosphere. We weren’t well organized, quickly cut in half, which gave opponents opportunitiesobserves Galtier. He gave a very difficult first period even if we have two or three face to face. We had to rectify things, be much more compact, in a better position without being cut in two. We had a good second half with very favorable situations, despite very good opponents. We had to react more than average after this first period and react on a tactical level. This was the case with very favorable situations and well-constructed goals.
An attack trio out of position
At the microphone of Sport RMC, the Parisian coach insisted on defending his offensive trio, whose placement bothered his team, allowing the opposing team to dominate. One was cut. “We were short and they were tall. They wanted to get the ball back as soon as possible and that left a lot of space behind our trio. We were really outnumbered in the middle. Things changed during the break. “From the moment the three got off and entered the block, it hindered their release of the ball better and we won the ball in important areas, which allowed us to be better than an offensive point of view.” he continues.
According to him, it was necessary to restore order and make his players understand the method to be used. This is why he swapped the positions of Mbappé and Neymar. It was not bad will but a bad analysis of the pressure between our midfielders and the attacking trio. He was corrected on the break as soon as we repositioned Ney on the left, he gave us more balance. And yet, despite the poor overall performance, PSG also caught on in the last gesture, an unusual waste. “We had good situations but the lawn often took the ball. We encountered technical errors that we are not used to in a complicated environment. “