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

Christophe Galtier, PSG | FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-PSG-PRESSER
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Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe
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Do you plan on changing the system (3-5-2) that you used against OM?

"I am satisfied with the performance against OM. It's a system that we put in place from the start of the preparation for the game, that we had worked on."

"We hadn't had any great matches lately. Even if there is the absence of Kimpembe, we have players capable of playing in this system. There is also Bitshiabu. I think we will keep using this system."

Do you plan on changing the attacking trio when Neymar returns?

"Neymar will not be available for the next two games. The work done by my two forwards (Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe) and my three midfielders was remarkable. Our team block was more compact, and denser."

"With the absence of Neymar, we will play with three midfielders and two attackers going forward. Players must create depth."

"The absence of Ney is not insignificant, it is actually a detrimental absence for us."

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Danilo Pereira, PSG | Paris Saint-Germain v FC Bayern München: Round of 16 Leg One - UEFA Champions League / Christian Liewig - Corbis/GettyImages

Did a change of mentality take place after the win against Lille?

"That victory was very important from the season standings perspective and to break a bad spiral of results. Did it unite players around our project and put them in a better state of mind? I think so. Even if the match was very average, succeeding and winning like that always gives hope for the matches to come. Did that make it possible to prepare for the Marseille match more calmly? It's always better when you come out of a win."

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How do you view Danilo (a very important presence in the PSG locker room)?

"Danilo is an international player who was at the World Cup and suffered an injury. He is versatile, he is mature. He is a daily example. He is both attentive and available to change roles and positions on the pitch when needed. This versatility, although it doesn't make him an undisputable starter, makes him an asset and a strength for the team and for him."