After a great start, Christophe Galtier lived a hollow period with PSG. His management of alternatives, very ineffective since his arrival, has proven problematic.
Christoph Galtier has trouble getting his replacements to play.
Christoph Galtier found his starting lineup. Good thing that has been emphasized many times and which changes dramatically from his predecessors, Thomas Tuchel and Mauricio Pochettino, they used to rely on different formations from match to match. But there is a limit to this: what about alternatives?
Danilo and Bernat, the only ones on the level
So far, only one person has given complete satisfaction: Danilo Pereira. The Portuguese’s experience and especially his versatility, where he can develop in defense or in the middle, allowed him to achieve a good performance. Despite everything, there is an impression that the former Porto player, a six-times owner in his last seven matches, would not have had a chance had it not been for Presnel Kimpembe’s injury against Brest (1-0), on September 10 in the French league. His other companies from the bench, they are chomping a little.
Coincidence or serendipity, the only other player to show a fairly correct level is Juan Bernat. The Spaniard, who is currently taking advantage of the injury of Nuno Mendes, who has been banned for another three weeks, is one of only two players with a substitute position who discovered the error, along with Renato Sanchez, who scored his first ball in his new colors before disappearing. From the radar continuously in the dispensary.
The recruits, they failed to adapt. Nordi Mukele, Fabian Ruiz, Carlos Soler, Hugo Eketek, even Pablo Sarabia, who has returned from a successful one-year loan to Sporting, are not satisfied. For these players, more than others, there is a feeling that progress will not happen in the current situation. Un bout de match par-ci, un bout de match par-l, l’impression que la hirarchie ne peut pas tre bouscule… et la dception lorsqu’ils ont droit une titularisation trs rare comme Reims (0-0), last Saturday.
Will this situation continue for these players? Right now, it’s hard to believe that the Southern Director would change his plans. With the World Cup approaching, it may be tempting to give some organizations a break. At the same time, its structure still looks too fragile to enable it to achieve a large and regular turnover. Unless there is a long-awaited tactical change to put some of its alternatives, or even more, in better conditions.
Overuse of incumbents
At the continental level, Paris Saint-Germain is the team with the most players who have already played more than 1,000 minutes among those qualified for European competitions. They are eight: Gianluigi Donnarumma (1350), Marquinhos (1260), Sergio Ramos (1207), Neymar (1192), Lionel Messi (1143), Kylian Mbappe (1068), Achraf Hakimi (1059) and Marco Verratti (1058).) . Vitinha (990), Nuno Mendes (896) and Presnel Kimpembe (720), who had injuries and/or suspensions, could have been included.
By way of comparison, Olympique Marseille, Chelsea, Manchester United, Barcelona and Atlético Madrid have not had a single player who has passed this symbolic feat since the beginning of the training. Inter Milan, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Milan and Borussia Dortmund have two, Juventus, Napoli and Rennes have three, and Bayern Munich, Monaco and Nantes have four. Only Nice (5) and Manchester City (6) are close to PSG, which nonetheless competed for the Champions Cup in addition. But all the same…
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