Mbappé’s injury, Galtier responds to criticism


On the eve of the reception of Toulouse on Saturday (5:00 p.m.) as part of the 22nd day of Ligue 1, Christophe Galtier was at a press conference.

Unsurprisingly, the Parisian coach did not escape a question about Kylian Mbappé’s injury. The French striker, who suffers from a thigh injury, will miss several important matches including the famous round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich but also the round of 16 of the Coupe de France against OM at the Vélodrome. next week. But for Christophe Galtier, there is no question of lamenting his fate. “We are in a unique season, with a World Cup in the middle, and I realize that in many other clubs with many internationals, there are injuries. We are unhappy for Kylian, but we can’t have a season without having physical problems, it’s part of a season.he told the media.

A predictable injury?

Returning to the coach barely 48 hours after the World Cup final lost against Argentina, Kylian Mbappé then benefited in early January from a big week of vacation to recover physically and emotionally from this cruel disappointment. But in the end, the Parisian striker has not been spared much and some media are wondering about the management of the French international in recent weeks. “Was it preventable? I think we took a lot of precautions for Kylian’s return. After these two games after the World Cup, he had 12 or 13 days, he had a gradual return. I don’t think Kylian has played too much, and from the moment you play there is always an element of risk.continued the PSG technician.

Toulouse, a trap match?

Also asked about this meeting against Toulouse, Galtier wanted to send a message to his players. “He is a promoted player who is having a very good championship. They have been performing very well since 2023. They are a very dangerous team with a lot of defensive quality and attacking kicks. It’s going to be a very open match”he concluded.

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