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Galtier justifies failure against Bayern

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Christophe Galtier analyzed in front of the media Paris Saint-Germain’s exit from the road against Bayern Munich, in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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Christophe Galtier, PSG Paris Saint-Germain PSG

The miracle did not take place. Dominated at the Parc des Princes in the first leg (0-1), Paris Saint-Germain lost again on Wednesday evening against Bayern Munich (0-2), at the Allianz Arena, in the round of 16 return from the Champions League. The capital club is undergoing a new European snub on which its coach, Christophe Galtier, returned to a press conference.

Marquinhos did not hold

The French technician regrets that his players could not find the opening during the first 45 minutes, before giving in in the second half on goals from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Serge Gnabry. “The turning point is that in the first period we did not open the scoring. When Bayern scored, we suspected it was going to be very complicated with a two-goal lead. The Marseillais then tried to justify this umpteenth fiasco. The former Nice coach thinks his squad was too diminished by the physical concerns on this double confrontation, like the premature exit of Marquinhos.

“This is the story of a very special season”

“It’s a season when organizations are very busy. We had a very busy schedule with the championship, the World Cup. Obviously when you get to the round of 16, it’s very interesting to have all your squad and all your vital forces. We had absences in the first leg and the return match, significant absences with Kimpembe and Neymar. Our central defenders were injured. Nordi Mukiele was injured a while ago and Marquinhos in the last game (against Nantes). Should we question the workforce? It is still very rare to lose three central defenders so quickly, over two or three games. It is very detrimental. We had to integrate the young El Chadaille (Bitshiabu) who is 17 years old. This is the story of a very special season with a very busy schedule.

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