Nice vs. PSG: Christophe Galtier pre-match press conference
PSG goes on the road this weekend to face Nice away from the Parc des Princes in the MD30 of the Ligue 1 season. Coming off back-to-back home defeats in which they didn't score a single goal, this is a must-win game for the Parisians if they don't want to lose the grip of their lead in the league.
After their last defeat on Sunday against Lyon, PSG now only have a six-point padding between them and second- and third-place Lens and Marseille, who are still in contention for the Ligue 1 title.
With this trip to Nice and the next game against Lens (at the Parc des Princes) as the two most-difficult games remaining in PSG's schedule, Christophe Galtier is facing the hardest stretch in which he will have it hard to earn six-of-six points.
However, he should accomplish that feat and get a couple of wins if he doesn't want to get fired before the season is over.
Coach Galtier attended the pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon.
Here are some of the most interesting nuggets ahead of the trip to Nice on Saturday in the return of PSG to the French championship for MD30 of the Ligue 1 season.
Six days after the defeat against Lyon, under what conditions did you prepare for this trip to Nice?
"We prepared well for the Nice match. I spoke with my players two days after the game against Lyon. I explained what I saw and I asked for more investment and personality. We must also be much more respectful of the instructions and the game plan, because we failed in the organization but also in the commitment. It was insufficient and I told them on Tuesday."
What did the president tell you this Friday morning in the locker room before training?
"The president came to see us, he spoke in the locker room. Everything that is said in the locker room stays in the locker room. But it was important that the president was there. He spoke to everyone, not just the players. I obviously feel concerned by the president's speech."
Are the two upcoming games decisive?
"These are important matches. OGC Nice have been on a huge unbeaten streak since Digard took over. It's a team that has a lot of confidence, which is difficult to handle. Then there will be the reception of Lens, but first, there is Nice. We are all well aware that we must do more, and I am in it when I say we. We must also show more personality and also have a lot more pride. Our situation is not acceptable. We must not act, but react."