Georginio Wijnaldum, Idrissa Gueye, Rafinha, Thilo Kehrer, Julian Draxler, Ander Herrera, Layvin Kurzawa or even Mauro Icardi, many are the undesirables on the side of Paris Saint-Germain during this summer transfer window. A term which, however, has the gift of annoying Christophe Galtier, questioned on this subject in an interview granted to the Parisian. “Precisely, let’s talk about these players who are called undesirables. Do you realize this name? We are talking about international players, players who can go to the World Cup. No, they are not unwanted! But there is a desire on the part of the management to change things, to have a renewal. And in this context, we cannot stack the players each time a new coach arrives. In the end, that makes sessions with 27, 28 elements”first launched Galtier before explaining this desire to degrease in more detail.
“It’s difficult to work, difficult for the entire squad but even more so for those who will have very little playing time. Believe me, on a human level, nothing was easy. But I wanted to be frank and direct and, with Luis, speak quickly to the players so that they have time to look back, reflect on the situation and not be blamed for us, with a few days to go before the end of the mercato, for not having told them anything. Was I wrong or right? Only the future will tell. But I’m sure you can’t work well with 28 outfield players in training, or with six or seven very unhappy players in a locker room.”. The message got through!