Rothen positions himself on the Campos “controversy”


Jérôme Rothen gave a very candid opinion on the Luis Campos case. On Sunday, the Paris Saint-Germain sports advisor landed on the edge of the Parc des Princes lawn against Lille.

Jerome Rothen

The image speaks a lot. On Sunday, during the second half of the match of the 24th day of Ligue 1 between Paris Saint-Germain and Lille (4-3), at the Parc des Princes, Luis Campos tumbled to the edge of the field, alongside Christophe Galtier. For the past few hours, a debate has been on the discussion table. Has the usual sports adviser of the capital club exceeded his primary function? For the French coach, questioned by the press after the match won in stoppage time against LOSC, the controversy has no place. “It’s not interference”notably launched the Marseillais on this “case”.

“You have to be passionate, invested”

Consultant on RMC, Jérôme Rothen decided on the spot. Obviously not insensitive to the news of his former club, the former midfielder of the France team came to the defense of the Portuguese leader. “Campos didn’t want to coach at all, that’s not the point of his descent to the edge of the pitch. When you have a very important role in a club like PSG, you have to be passionate, invested, and show some responsiveness at times when something escapes you. I know for a fact why he went down specifically in that game against Lille. The arbitration on this match was not necessarily in favor of the Parisians.

Jérôme Rothen fully understands that Luis Campos intervened near the lawn. “It’s his role, yes or no. There are sports directors who prefer to follow the match in the stands with calm. There is a tension at the club, there is a duty of results which also concerns him, he said to himself that it was time to go down to show his character. As relayed on our site, the 58-year-old man will not be sanctioned by the Professional Football League.