Galtier: “PSG should be able to cope with pressure against Marseille”
Amid a packed Ligue 1 schedule, PSG will trip to Marseille for the last-16 stage of the Coupe de France. Galtier, who started his senior career with Marseille, acknowledges the pressure amid his side's Wednesday clash.
In addition to a cup trip to Marseille,PSG
will also face Monaco and Lille in February as well as hosting the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Bayern Munich next Tuesday.
Asked about the pressure during his first season at the reign of Les Parisians,Christophe Galtier
"There is pressure from the moment you sign the contract. You have to get results.
"It is a month with a lot at stake. We will be playing in three competitions: the league, then tomorrow is a knockout game, and then the tie against Bayern Munich which everyone is looking forward to. That is also a knockout. There is a lot at stake and there are a lot of expectations this month."
Kylian Mbappe remains absent due to a thigh issue while Sergio Ramos and Neymar would be available on Wednesday. Galtier added:
"It is not just a last-16 tie but a Classique.
"I am trying to close everything from the outside that could be reaching my phone from family members so that I can stay focused on preparing for the game," Galtier added.
"We will need to be ourselves and play at our best level. We will need to be very good technically and have the ability to play under pressure from the opposition.
"Regarding the context, all my players have played in these sorts of games before."
Galtier believes PSG should be able to cope with a raucous atmosphere as he says: "
We can't be overcome by dissent,"
"There could be incidents on the pitch. It is the biggest game of the year for many people, so we need to stay clear-headed.
"I don't tell them to stay calm, because if you are calm you will fall asleep. You simply need to be clear-headed and play with quality."
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