Christophe Galtier, worried about possible injuries from PSG players in Qatar
As a guest on the French television show Telematin, Christophe Galtier expressed his joy at seeing several PSG players continue their respective adventures in this World Cup. The Parisian coach also did not hide his concern about possible injuries with the sequence of matches.
The World Cup is going well for the Parisians. With eleven players in Qatar, PSG is one of the most represented European clubs in the competition. Entering the quarter-finals, as many as eight PSG players are still alive and competing for the trophy.
Inevitably, the different paths of one and the other are closely followed by the Parisian board, starting with the coach Christophe Galtier.
Although some of his players will meet again this Wednesday at the Camp des Loges for the resumption of training, the Parisian coach continues to closely monitor his World Cup players.
With many PSG players still playing World Cup games, Christophe Galtier has shown some signs of concern
On Friday, Lionel Messi paved the way for his teammates by becoming the first Parisian to reach the quarterfinals. Kylian Mbappe followed him, Neymar and Marquinhos also with Brazil.
This Tuesday, the Spanish representatives (Pablo Sarabia and Carlos Soler) were eliminated from contention at the hands of Achraf Hakimi's Morocco. Portugal internationals Vitinha, Nuno Mendes, and Danilo also validated their ticket for the quarter-finals.
This context seemed to have raised some concerns for Christophe Galtier, especially since injuries have not spared his players since the start of the competition.
After Presnel Kimpembe's injury, which occurred even before his flight to Qatar, Nuno Mendes was also injured and will not be available for the rest of the tournament for Portugal and up to February for PSG. Danilo is also a doubt for the Portuguese for the remainder of the World Cup, although he should be fit when it's time for him to return to Paris.
As a guest on Telematin (h/t Canal Supporters), the Parisian coach did not hide that he is afraid of this dense schedule. "I'm happy for them (the qualifiers), proud to be their coach, but worried about the sequence of matches and possible injuries."
With the second half of the season right around the corner, it is obvious that the next World Cup matches will be closely watched from Paris while hoping nobody gets back home hobbling.