Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are preparing to face Maccabi Haifa in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday (September 14) at the Sammy Ofer Stadium. In the season opener against Juventus in midweek, new manager Christophe Galtier earned all three points.
Meanwhile, former Monaco CEO Vadim Vasilyev believes Kylian Mbappe made the correct decision by turning down Real Madrid this summer. Chelsea’s efforts to bring Parisians sporting director Luis Campos to Stamford Bridge have hit a snag.
On that note, here are the top PSG transfer stories as of September 12, 2022:
Former Monaco president believes Kylian Mbappe is correct in rejecting Real Madrid.
This summer, Kylian Mbappe was wanted at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Former Monaco manager Vadim Vasilyev believes Kylian Mbappe was correct to reject a move to Real Madrid this summer.
The La Liga giants had been chasing the Frenchman for quite some time, and a deal was very close to being completed this summer. Mbappe, on the other hand, changed his mind at the last minute and signed a new contract with PSG.
Vasilyev, as quoted by PSG Talk, has backed Mbappe to make history at the Parc des Princes.
“By remaining in Paris, the conditions are met.” Something is happening: the squad, sports management, and the coach are all cooperating. (…) There, he can be a part of not only the club’s history, but also the world history of football,” Vasilyev said.
Mbappe has had a strong start to the new season, scoring nine goals in seven games across all competitions.
Chelsea face a stumbling block in their pursuit of Luis Campos.
Chelsea face a significant obstacle in their pursuit of Luis Campos. According to journalist Ben Jacobs, a clause in the Portuguese’s PSG contract prevents him from working for another major club at the same time.
Campos works with the French champions as well as Celta Vigo, but his current contract with the Parisians prevents him from working with a major club.
Todd Boehly has met with Luis Campos, according to @TimesSport. Despite being PSG’s football advisor, Campos is effectively self-employed. Celta also employs him. Protection clauses in Campos’ PSG contract prevent him from working for another major club at the same time.
The Blues are on the lookout for a new sporting director and would love to bring Campos to Stamford Bridge. Todd Boehly, the new co-owner, has met with the Portuguese to discuss a possible move. Campos, on the other hand, will have to pay the Parisians if he wants to leave the club and join the Premier League giants.
Christophe Galtier discusses PSG’s difficult second half against Brest.
Gianluigi Donnarumma contributed to his team’s victory over Brest.
Christophe Galtier believes PSG suffered as a result of technical errors in the second half of Saturday’s game against Brest. The Ligue 1 giants won 1-0 but had to work hard on the day.
Galtier stated after the game that the Parisians lacked movement and mobility after the break, making it a close game.
“The second half was much tougher, which was very different from the first half.” Our team was divided, and we made numerous technical errors up front, in midfield, and even at the back. Because there was only a one-goal lead, this gave Brest a lot of hope. Obviously, when the opponents are only one goal down in Paris, they will believe,” Galtier said.
“We lacked movement and mobility probably due to fatigue and possibly nerves, even though nerves come from fatigue,” he added. It compelled me to make changes that I would have preferred to make sooner. I had to make them in order to give the team more balance and to keep those who had contributed significantly.”
Galtier also admitted that PSG were fortunate that Gianluigi Donnarumma saved a penalty to keep the game alive.
“Of course, I’m thinking of the forwards and midfielders.” Fortunately, Gigio saved the crucial penalty. I didn’t see whether it was a foul or not, but the referee blew for it. “He (Donnarumam) made that save that gave us three points in a game where the two halves were so different,” Galtier said. After seven games, the Parisians remain atop the Ligue 1 table.
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