PSG 4-3 Lille: Galtier acknowledged the win "gives him oxygen"
The return of the Ligue 1 to the Parc des Princes was seconds away from turning into a disaster. Good for PSG and all involved with the club, the Parisian snatched three points from the paws of Lille and defeated their rivals 4-3 coming from behind after allowing three uncontested goals to Christophe Galtier's former team.
PSG started strong, put a two-goal distance in their favor on the scoreboard, but then came crashing down to Earth allowing three consecutive goals. Kylian Mbappe and Leo Messi pulled off the miracle (once more) and rescued Paris Saint-Germain from losing their fourth consecutive game.
The coach of PSG, Christophe Galtier, addressed the media after the frantic match between Paris and Lille in his post-game press conference. Here are the most interesting thoughts he shared.
What will you remember the most from this match: the reaction of your players or the start to lead 2-0?
"Both. It's been a long time since we started a match like this, scoring goals on actions we practiced 48 hours before. We had a good start and then crashed! Total implosion. We lost in intensity and we gave a lot of space to this great Lille team. We are not focused on Lille's first goal and that made me angry."
"I have to remember the great reaction, boosted by our supporters who pushed to the end. There have been injuries, like that of Neymar who has a sprained ankle. These are headwinds and I was stuck with the alternatives for my changes. I had to change the formation to apply more pressure on the opponent, and our players had to put on some heart and determination. You can't give a rival so much hope, though.