After his match against Gamba Ozaka yesterday (6-2), PSG left Japan after ten days of touring. The Parisians returned to France to continue their preparation for the Trophée des Champions against Nantes on Sunday. A Japan Tour 2022even though it was strenuous due to the heat and humidity, which the players liked according to information from the team.
The large number of commercial and image activities generally amused the players
” If the change of scenery could be significant at times, the Parisians stayed in excellent conditions“, explains the sports daily. ” Even the large number of commercial activities and image – reduced by half by the new sports management compared to the initial program – generally amused the PSG players. “To break the clans that may have existed in the past, the staff wanted to mix the players as much as possible during each operation. ” Christophe Galtier took advantage of these ten days to observe the operation around the locker room but also the players. The coach did not seek to multiply individual interviews, he preferred informal discussions at the edge of the field or before the sessions with each other.”
A great enthusiasm among the Japanese public
The Team also reports that several attendance records were broken during this tour, at the National Stadium in Tokyo (64,922), in Saitama for a match between clubs (61,175) and in Osaka (38,251). ” In three days, more than 100,000 PSG merchandise have been sold. Unheard of for the club since it has been touring. The Ile-de-France daily concludes by explaining that, unsurprisingly, MNM tops the popularity charts, just ahead of Sergio Ramos.