2. Christophe Galtier won't change a single thing through June
Speaking of Galtier, it makes sense to mention a few things following the victory against Lens.
For one, it is very clear that Galtier is a man of principles and he will always abide by them. Nothing will make him change a single thing from now to the final game of the season, and he keeps showing it weekly even though different events keep proving him somewhat wrong.
Once more, Galtier chose a 3-5-2 formation (his favorite) from the get-go instead of using the better-balanced 4-3-3 that ultimately earned PSG the three points on Saturday and saw the team put three goals past Lens in a span of just 10 minutes in the first half.
unacceptableHad Abdul Samed not been sent off for his murderous ankle tackle on Achraf Hakimi, though, Galtier would have never changed his formation. That is simply unaceptable, and a sign of how stubborn the French manager is.
The minute he flipped the switch, he moved Danilo into the midfield instead of playingly oddly on the left side of the defense and freed their midfield players packing the pitch with one more man in that zone, and things changed for the absolute better.
Vitinha had his best game of the season, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe developed an extraordinary partnership and linked on a steady basis,... and Carlos Soler played the full game.
That last point is, of course, the other negative in Galtier's resume. He won't change his system, and he will keep trusting his main men no matter what.
Hugo Ekitike might have not been very convincing when used earlier this season and that might have closed the door for him to get on the pitch. Warren Zaire-Emery sitting on the bench weekly, in favor of Soler of all men, on the other hand? Hardly explainable.
Sadly, that doesn't feel like changing as Galtier enjoys his final days in the capital of France. He will just manage seven more PSG games, use his usual XI, and let the future manager deal with player development. It sucks, but you better embrace it.