For the second fixture in a row, Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier opted to roll with a four-at-the-back system for his side. PSG played under a 4-3-1-2 setup against AC Ajaccio on Ligue 1 matchday 12, as Marquinhos and Nordi Mukiele were called on to fill the two center-back spots in the formation.
After PSG’s 3-0 win over AC Ajaccio, Gianluigi Donnarumma took some time (via Prime Video Sport France) to share takeaways from Galtier’s latest tactical change. Overall, there is quite a change in responsibility for any goalkeeper when transitioning from playing in a three-at-the-back setup to a four-defender one.
“The defense is closer to me, and I have fewer outings outside my box,” Donnarumma said. “We can’t have too much of a gap between the lines, though, or it means too much work to press. Defensive work starts with the offense, no matter what the system.”
Donnarumma was not called on much over the course of the contest, as he recorded 28 touches and logged a mere one save. PSG simply had its way in possession throughout the match.
Next up for PSG will be a home clash with Maccabi Haifa on matchday five of this season’s UEFA Champions League group stage.
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