Tipped for a departure this summer, Ander Herrera gave his impressions of the future coach of Paris Saint-Germain. For him, no doubt, Christophe Galtier will make PSG more solid.
If there is indeed concern on the part of PSG supporters about the arrival of Christophe Galtier, it is the tactical animation that the current coach of OGC Nice intends to put in place in Paris. Many fear a defensive game, based on a low block and taking advantage of the explosiveness of Kylian Mbappé in attack. And in his recent interview given to AS, Ander Herrera is not to reassure them!
Galtier will be hard to beat for Herrera
Of course, in addition to questions about his personal situation which remains unclear, Ander Herrera was asked about the upcoming arrival of Christophe Galtier. According to him, we can expect a very strong PSG defensively next season. “Every time I played him they used a 4-4-2 with a very tight block, where it was very difficult to get the ball between the lines. They were like hunters to see if you made a mistake in order to be able to leap forward. They were a tough team to beat. Football-wise, that’s what I can say, but Mauricio is still our coach at the moment. » analyzed Herrera. If it is necessary to sacrifice for the stars in the future device of Galtier, Herrera says he is ready to do it as a player of duty that he is: “As a midfielder, I’m happy to put in the effort because it’s going to win you games. I don’t care if they cover 14 kilometers per game if they have to be rested up front. What I have to do is work so that these three players receive the ball in the best positions and in the best possible conditions.
For the moment, it is premature to say whether Galtier will adopt defensive precepts and what tactical device he wishes to put in place at PSG. Recruitment will give a good indication depending on the profiles targeted. The profile of Vitinha, for example, which more or less corresponds to that of Verratti with a volume of play that seems greater than the Italian, is an indication of the orientation that Luis Campos wishes to give to the Parisian workforce. More than the tactical aspect, the most important for Christophe Galtier will however remain the way in which he manages to get his message across to his players. Hoping for PSG that the new coach does not leave immediately with an image deficit …