The coach of Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Christopher Galtierconfirmed this Thursday in a press conference that Saturday will be the last game of the Argentine striker Lionel Messi in the Parc des Princes, which means next season he will not wear the club shirt.
“I had the privilege of coaching the best player in the history of football. It will be Leo’s last match at the Parc des Princes against Clermont,” Galtier said at a press conference, announcing something that was already taken for granted but has become official .
With a position still in doubt for next season, Galtier faced the microphones as champion of Ligue 1, a consecration that took place last weekend as a guest and which this Saturday will be cause for celebration in Paris, closing a season full of troubles for everyone, managers, players, fans and the DT himself.
While in the French capital there is almost constant talk of candidates for his job, from the Spanish Luis Enrique to the Portuguese José Mourinho, Galtier continues to repeat that he works thinking he will continue to lead PSG next season.
His eulogy to Messi, rare in a context where all eyes are focused and the praise to Kylian Mbappé, is an award that seems like a wink between two professionals who have lived all year “resisted” by Parisian partiality.
Both Galtier and Messi have been subjected to boos, recriminations and insults at the most critical moments of the season. And the DT, not fond of gestures and demonstrations, remained unaware of the conflict that Leo experienced with the leadership after his controversial trip to Saudi Arabia.
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