The strict internal regulation of Galtier, the new DT of Messi

With the clear objective of achieving the first Champions League of paris st germainthe great obsession of the Parisian group, Christophe Galtier took over in the first days of July as the new coach, replacing Mauricio Pochettino. And, although he has not yet completed a month at the head of the team, the Frenchman’s hand can already perceive on the court and also in the locker room.

is that as revealed L’Equipe and Le Parisien, two of the most important sports media in France, the brand new DT imposed a demanding internal regulation in the Parisian locker room, with the objective of improve coexistence, responsibility and emphasize the culture of work.

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For that, Galtier had the endorsement of Luis Campos, the club’s new sports adviser, who joined, although with a different position, replacing Leonardo. What is this new regulation about? Below we detail the most important measures.

Messi, in full conversation with his new coach.

Messi, in full conversation with his new coach.

One of the first rules has to do with punctuality. The coach set an arrival time for training that must be met by the entire squad and staff. Thus, footballers must present themselves between the 8.30 and 8.45 at Camp des Logesthe sports city of the club, to have breakfast together.

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who is late without prior permission or valid justificationhe will not be able to join the group and will have to go home.

On the other hand, an increasingly common rule in locker rooms points to the use of cell phones. In this case, Galtier prohibited the use of devices at breakfast and lunch, in order for players to interact with each other and to “encourage positive spirit” on campus.

Messi has fun with Neymar at PSG training.

Messi has fun with Neymar at PSG training.

In addition, players will try to mingle with each other, preventing them from forming or maintaining the closed groups that have been formed in recent years. Groups that are often put together by the language or culture of the players.

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As reported by the local media, the divisions between those who speak French, Spanish and Italian are often very marked in the locker roombeyond the fact that there are exceptions, such as the clear case of Marco Verratti, who has an excellent relationship with most of the players who speak Spanish.

Finally, the ethical document that the players sign when they arrive at PSG, detailing their duties and obligations, is now more detailed and precise. The final objective of these measures is to favor the collective mentality and avoid individualism.

Galtier and the PSG squad

Galtier and the PSG squad

The creation of the new regulation already seems to be having an effect within the campus and an example of this would be the case of Neymar. L’Equipe points out that the Brazilian, who was often criticized -sometimes more than necessary- for his indiscipline and especially for the late arrivals to training, he maintained an exemplary behavior in these first days of preseasonwith the Japan tour included.

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On the Le Parisien side, he details that the Parisian leaders are “very happy” with the results that the new discipline generated in the locker room environmentalthough he warns that “it remains to be seen if it will last the entire season.”

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After the debut with 2-1 victory in the first friendly of the Parisian team on the tour, now those led by Galtier go for more. The second match will be against Urawa Reds Diamonds, next Saturday at 7 at Saitama Stadium. The team from the city of Saitama, is eighth in the J-League, but has gone five games without losing, with three wins and two draws.

In addition, on Monday at 7, PSG will return to action to facel Gamba Osaka at the Panasonic Stadium. The Japanese Nerazzurri, well known in Argentina because he was a rival of Arsenal Y River at Suruga Bank, is not going through his best moment in the J-League and is currently 16th, with five wins, six draws and 11 losses.

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Beyond the friendlies and marketing commitments that PSG has planned on Japanese soil, Galtier’s team is doing the most demanding part of the preseason thinking about the start of Ligue 1, which will be on August 6.

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