The matches follow one another and PSG begins to stick out its tongue a little. After the sluggish and belated victory against Nice last weekend (2-1), then the draw obtained at Benfica (1-1), now the leader of the French championship has not managed to win this Saturday in Reims (0 -0). At the end of a particularly tense 90 minutes during which the two teams had great opportunities to open the scoring, we remember in particular the great fact of the match: Sergio Ramos’ red card before half-time. At ten, inevitably, the deal immediately became much more complicated for the players of the capital.
“The red card is penalizing but it is not what caused our poor first period. We needed more variety in our game, I found my team better outnumbered. We played better, there were more movements, more fluidityretains Christophe Galtier after meeting at a press conference. We created an opportunity in the first half and two in the second. We made more moves but the end of the game was very stormy for everyone and we can regret it because we have to be better than that.
Galtier: “I am convinced that Sergio did not want to insult the referee”
The Parisian coach recalls two episodes of this end of the match in which scuffles between the players of the two teams were linked. The referee of the meeting, Mr. Pierre Gaillouste, distributed in all directions (Hakimi, Gravillon, Neymar, Mbappé then Locko) in the space of three minutes. It is also proof that this PSG still has a hard time controlling all their emotions when things don’t go their way. Above all, according to Galtier, Sergio Ramos probably didn’t say anything serious to the referee. He downplayed this event, saying the Spaniard had released annoyed language.
“Takes a yellow card. I don’t know if he’s to blame. Well, I haven’t seen it. I have already experienced this a few years ago on a Nîmes-Lille. There is a language problem in football. I’m sure Sergio didn’t mean to insult the referee. He released an expression that I hear hundreds of times throughout the week on the pitch, which we also hear in the league, when we are angry we have words, we hear words but it is an expression. I think the referee took it for himself knowing how it goes, I had the same problem for José Fonte in Lille. The referee had taken it as an insult to him when it is an expression that is often said on the ground. Maybe, but the referee decided otherwise.