PSG vs. Nantes: Galtier rules Neymar out of Champions League in pre-game presser

Christophe Galtier, PSG | FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-PSG-PRESSER
Christophe Galtier, PSG | FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-PSG-PRESSER / FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages
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PSG returns to the Parc des Princes for the 26th game of their Ligue 1 campaign, hosting Nantes on Saturday, Mar. 4. After beating OM last Sunday (0-3) and Lille (4-3) before that, Paris Saint-Germain will try to win a third league game in a row for the first time in the 2023 calendar year.

The team welcomed back a couple of players for the matchup at Marseille last weekend but they also lost Presnel Kimpembe for the remainder of the season. The availability problems for coach Christophe Galtier also include the ongoing investigation of Achraf Hakimi, who will miss this game after getting charged with rape.

Galtier held a pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon in which he shared some exciting nuggets ahead of the matchup against Nantes on Saturday at the Parc des Princes. Here is what the coach said.

Do you plan to rotate the team against Nantes?

"It seems important to me to use a very competitive team against Nantes to get a third victory in a row. We presented a great version against OM. We have absent players and there is no possibility of a huge rotation. Anyway, the priority is on the match against Nantes before starting to prepare for the clash at Bayern."