OM, Monaco, Bayern… A month of February in hell for PSG

The “MNM” (from left to right Mbappé, Messi and Neymar) will find someone to talk to over the next few weeks of competition… Federico Pestellini / Panoramic / Federico Pestellini / Michael Baucher / Panoramic / Michael Baucher / JB Autissier / Panoramic / JB Autissier

ANALYSE – Christophe Galtier’s players will chain shocks at a frantic pace in the coming weeks. Indigestible or enticing?

Hit or miss. On alternating current since the end of the World Cup, PSG will quickly have to restart the first. The program awaiting Christophe Galtier’s players in February was already full-bodied. He went downright crazy after the draw for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France and their easy qualification against fans from Pays de Cassel (0-7). It is indeed on the ground of their best enemies Marseille that the Red and Blue will play their place in the quarterfinals of the oldest competitions in France, just that. “It’s a draw, that’s how it is… We will have a very busy schedule during this periodnotes Galtier, almost disillusioned.

And to continue:This will be the poster for these round of 16. To win this trophy, you have to beat everyone. We will go to Marseille with a lot of determination. OM will have a lot of determination too, especially since we won’t be playing them again soon after. Unfortunately, the calendar is like this.A ruthless calendar for Parisians who are said to be too infrequently tested, too infrequently pushed to their limits. Not in February.

A turning point in the season

After three matches against residents of the second part of the L1 classification, Reims (January 29), Montpellier (February 1) and Toulouse (February 5?), the champions of France will switch to another dimension. After their round of 16 of the Coupe de France in Marseille, on February 7 or 8, they will travel to Monaco for the 23rd day of the championship (February 10 or 11). And this before the shock against FC Bayern, in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League (February 14). No time to breathe: five days after Munich, Paris will host Lille, former club of Galtier (February 19), a week before the Classic of the 25th lifting (February 26) at the Vélodrome.

Good news ? Mbappé and company will be entitled to a week off between Lille and Marseille. A rarity: by accessing the quarters of the Coupe de France (February 28 or March 1), they would chain every three days until the return match in Bavaria, March 8, with Nantes (March 3, 4 or 5) in the league just before C1. “We will now chain every three or four days. It will be necessary to find energy, that everyone is at the level“Summarizes Galtier, who hopes for one or more reinforcements in the transfer window (Skriniar? A striker?) and knows very well that this crazy series represents a turning point, a crash-test. At work: in Paris more than elsewhere, the calendar is no excuse.



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