Telephones at the table, respect for schedules… Galtier says everything about the new rules at PSG


The Parisian coach, Christophe Galtier, spoke in detail about the rules of conduct which were decreed this summer within the champion club of France.

PSG experienced a revolution this summer with a change in its organization chart. The coach and sports director in place left and gave way to another coach and a sports adviser. Changes that have brought their share of novelties, including in the way the group lives on a daily basis.

Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president, had said at the start of the summer that it would be the end of the “bling-bling” within his team. How does this decree translate into reality? Contrary to what one might think the players are not policed ​​and a minimum of freedom is granted to them. Even when they get together.

Galtier empowered his players

Christophe Galtier, for example, refuted the rumor that he had imposed on everyone to speak French. “I’m going to come back to the bonds because everything I hear annoys me a little! Me, at the level of the group, I only speak in French, he began by ensuring in an interview with Parisian. That doesn’t prevent me from asking my staff to translate certain things to avoid misunderstandings. But there is no obligation to speak French in the locker room. There are Argentinians, Portuguese, Spaniards… Why would they speak to each other in French? I worked abroad. When I met a francophone, I spoke French to him. These obligations are pure fantasy! »

The former Lille coach also broke the story about the ban on cell phones at the table. “I also heard that I forbid telephones at the table. It’s wrong ! I just ask them to cut the bells and not answer at the table. But I don’t forbid them to watch a live football match anyway or to receive an urgent call. In this case, they make a sign and isolate themselves, there is no problem, ”he said.

“A well-defined framework” for a successful great season

“Galette” on the other hand affirmed that he did not trifle with punctuality : “We have established rules in terms of time slots, breakfast and shared lunch. But there is no policeman to watch their every coming and going. It’s just normality. We spend a lot of time together, in hotels or at the Camp des Loges, you just have to establish certain principles for it to be pleasant. Same for schedules: everyone has to be on time otherwise it creates incidents that may annoy. For the respect of people who are on time, I am on time, it is the base”.

During his first press conference, Galtier had insisted on the notion of discipline and the need to be irreproachable towards the collective. A point that he again addressed: “I am convinced that you cannot have a great season if you are not dependent on a framework defined by the sports management, by the coach but also validated by the players. . »

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