Sat 07 January 2023 | 10:01

Galtier conceded PSG underestimated third-tier opponents in Coupe de France

Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier admits his players underestimated their third-tier opponents in the Coupe de France.


 beat Chateauroux 3-1 at Stade Gaston on Friday thanks to late goals from Carlos Soler and Juan Bernat. Hugo Ekitike also scored the first goal.

After the game,


admitted that they may have underestimated Chateauroux.

"There is the satisfaction in being qualified,"

he said.

 "Games like this are difficult. The start was in line with what I expected, with the opener. Afterwards, my team was cut in two and that gave Chateauroux a lot of hope.

"Did we think things were going to be easy? Maybe.”

PSG did not have Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe for this game. Sergio Ramos and Fabian Ruiz both came on the pitch in the second half.

Galtier who played some young players including teenage trio Ismael Gharbi, Bitshiabu, and Warren Zaire-Emery said he is happy with their performances.

"I was satisfied with the young players,"

he said.

"They were serious and on pace. I really liked Ismael in the game. Warren was of a good level. El Chadaille was unhappy [about the goal against].

"I expected a complex game with the absence of many players and the different states of form. We will see which ones we will recover for Angers [on Wednesday].

"Teams that have had a lot of players at the World Cup are struggling to restart at the start of the year. We will quickly have to refocus on the objectives."

source: SportMob

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