The Christophe Galtier at Paris Saint-Germain is underway, and it’s the latest change following the extension of Kylian Mbappe, leading to a seismic shift in philosophy.
On Tuesday, the Ligue 1 champions presented their new manager to the media, and one of the first questions discussed was his thoughts on Mbappe and how the 23-year-old plays into his plans ahead of the new season.
Galtier said he was happy to see the PSG forward snub Real Madrid and extend his contract with the French giants, allowing him to coach the France international and for Ligue 1 to continue to see Mbappe play in his hometown and home country.
“There is Kylian but also all his partners who are all world-class players. As a French coach, I was happy [with his extension]; it was good for our football, our championship, but also for PSG,” Galtier said, per Canal Supporters.
“I didn’t train with him; I didn’t train with any of the players. I know what he expects from the team and what he brings. He is one of the best players in the world, but above all, a PSG player.”
Despite his eagerness to coach Mbappe, Galtier states that he doesn’t intend to put any pressure on the France international and wants the forward to continue the pace he had last season.
“I think that all the individuals with whom I will be present, if they are at the squad’s service, PSG will have a great season. Kylian is a great player on whom we must not add pressure. It will continue to be decisive like last season,” Galtier said.
It will be interesting to see how Mbappe performs under the tactics that Galtier will roll out next season.