Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier has been quite creative with his attacking game plan for the squad this season.
Over the early stages of the season, PSG played under a 3-4-1-2 setup, which usually featured Lionel Messi playing the role of a central attacking midfielder behind both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. As of late, Galtier has rolled out PSG under a 3-4-2-1 formation with Mbappe serving as the lone forward upfront.
For the moment, Galtier is not ruling out the possibility of having PSG once again play under a 3-4-1-2 setup, which he spoke about during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League away group stage fixture against Benfica.
“We played like that during the preparation and in other games, yes,” Galtier said. “But it has to do with the way the opponents get the ball out and our desire to frustrate their early runs. This has some advantages, but also disadvantages.
“Our two midfielders are very quickly isolated once the ones in front are eliminated. We always evolve based on how we get the ball out of the opponent.”
It will be noteworthy to see which attacking setup Galtier will elect to choose for PSG’s upcoming clash with Benfica.