Sat 04 February 2023 | 21:52

Galtier suggests that PSG should work for Messi

PSG boss revealed that Messi is “exempt” from doing defensive actions and that his teammates are asked to cover for him so he can have more freedom.

The mighty

Lionel Messi

was the key man for PSG as they came back against Toulouse to win 2-1. Without Mbappe and Neymar in the side, it was Messi’s show all along.

"I ask the team to play for Leo and work for him," Galtier said. "He must be exempted from certain tasks. His partners must redouble their efforts to recover and create movement so that he find passes, which are so rare in today's football, in such small spaces."

He then went on to talk about the game itself, saying: "

We had a tough start to the match with Renato's injury early on. I decided to bring on El Chadaille [Bitshiabu] very quickly, he's been showing for many weeks that he's Ligue 1 level.

"We knew Toulouse's quality from set-pieces. They are one of the most dangerous teams in Ligue 1 from set-pieces. But overall we controlled the game. We had to get back on level terms and take risks against a very compact defence.

"In that sense, Achraf, as he did against Montpellier even though the goal was ruled out, this time scored with his left foot.

"Then the second half was much better for us going forward even though we needed to be careful of the balance of the team. Marqui [Marquinhos] and Chad, who I think won the ball most today, were great centre-backs today, one young and one with experience were able to stop the Toulouse counter-attacks.

"We were able, thanks to Leo's quality and his determination, to take the team to victory and win in a game that seemed like we should have won."


will be taking on Marseille in Coupe de France on Wednesday.



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