Invited to the “Demain le sport” festival on Thursday, Christophe Galtier was asked about the many failures of Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. The Parisian coach has an idea to overcome these bad memories. But his group may not validate.
Constantly under pressure and looking for solutions, coaches also have their moments of weakness. Christophe Galtier readily acknowledges this, he who spoke of his ” worse shots during the “Demain le sport” festival at the Maison de la radio. So how does the technician manage to overcome them? ” The first refuge is the family, the wifereplied the coach of Paris Saint-Germain. But as I seek to protect them, I met people who are specialists in mental preparation. »
Galtier adept at mental preparation
” I never had the opportunity to have one in a teamhe continued. That must come from the player. We’re behind on that. Many athletes have a mental trainer. But in football, it’s a bit closed, I don’t know why. This type of approach must be personal. Me, I had it when I was in Saint-Etienne. When you are a coach, you are alone. But I wanted to work on my relationships with the group, on how to behave in victory or defeat. »
Christophe Galtier before the first match in the Champions League with PSG: “I told them that he was much more used to these big meetings, the manager should not always be in front, the main players are the players. » #TomorrowTheSport pic.twitter.com/KGZJJ4YoA1
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On this theme, a PSG supporter, “ traumatized “by the fiascos in the Champions League, then reminded him that Yannick Noah was in the staff during the coronation in the Coupe des Coupes in 1996. ” Noah was not a mental trainer, he was on a mission to help them put things into perspective so that the team didn’t play their match before time. Would I go for this? I can not answer. It must be validated and accepted by everyone. If the environment and the team refuse that, we are bound to fail. “warned Christophe Galtier, not sure that his stars are ready to accept this type of help.