The Parisian coach takes inventory of the tip of the primary a part of the season and after the massive victory over Auxerre.
The sport : “I watched what was occurring with the groups certified in C1 this weekend. With none participant sending me a sign of worry, of fear, my obsession was for my group to specific themselves as freely as potential… We did classes to be in that, not on this psychosis of the well-known wound. Watching Rennes-Toulouse, I noticed a global participant get injured. It may well run via the minds of the gamers… However in our three classes since Thursday, I’ve seen gamers invested. We have now tailored our classes to have numerous enjoyable. My gamers gave a really good response. They have been critical, utilized, they rapidly sought to widen the hole. We opened the scoring rapidly earlier than purring somewhat however we have been critical defensively, in restoration. It is a good Sunday afternoon. We needed to win as a result of Lens made an unimaginable run for a second. We have had an excellent run, however we needed to win to take care of a sure hole. We are going to obtain Strasbourg on the twenty eighth or twenty ninth and we are going to go to Lens on January 1st. We are going to see what state the workforce will likely be in at the moment. There was no obsession to be undefeated however to win. Scoring numerous targets makes the sport much less powerful, much less harmful. From the second my gamers made the distinction, I used to be targeted on managing the squad. It could have been very unhappy if a participant concerned within the World Cup was injured. I rapidly made the modifications to guard one another.»
Presnel Kimpembe : “He did 100% of the session yesterday (Saturday), two days earlier than (Friday), 80. He didn’t have the three days off after Lorient, he labored quite a bit individually. Members of the workers of the France group got here, so as to alternate, observe, consider. As of Thursday, he took half within the collective session. I had in thoughts that he may take part, not begin as a result of he had not performed for a very long time. Nevertheless it was a precedence that he may discover sensations on the bottom.»
Hugo Ekitike : “We’re all completely satisfied for him. A number of weeks in the past, he requested to speak with me. I had discovered him very mature and structured for a younger boy throughout this alternate. He was chomping on the bit, he was in frustration. I advised him to reap the benefits of each second in the course of the classes by being involved with one of the best gamers on the earth. Progress goes via matches but in addition coaching classes in this sort of workforce… He had taken a blow to his morale when he had not been established in Reims, he had let go at the moment and that may to know one another. The work of the workers and mine was to remobilize him, that he finds an incredible willpower to coach. Session after session, he recovered within the requirement and the depth, he gained in reference to our nice gamers. He takes the rhythm, the benchmarks. He had been sad in Lorient (2-1 win). He had had conditions, even when he had been on the origin of the primary objective. This Sunday, he scored. It is excellent for him, for a younger striker, he was ready for this primary objective on the Parc des Princes and at PSG. It is a feeling of satisfaction for him and the entire group as a result of I noticed all his companions very completely satisfied for him and that is signal.»
The one small remorse, even when it is an unimaginable situation in our C1 group, is that we did not beat Benfica.
Evaluate of the primary a part of the season : “The season is like that, singular, with a World Cup within the center and an unimaginable schedule up to now. We’re first, undefeated, solely Naples has performed the identical course as us within the league. We labored on totally different techniques, it took a while to seek out one of the best system and particularly one of the best animation in order that my unbelievable three may specific themselves in addition to potential. Afterwards, it was very attention-grabbing… With that, you must discover one of the best steadiness. After Lorient, there have been issues that I did not like. However we labored in one other means by attempting to be larger, on a center block. There are nonetheless many traces of labor. The one small remorse, even when it is an unimaginable situation in our C1 group, is that we did not beat Benfica. However we’re certified (for the eighth finals). I take nice pleasure. I keep targeted and above all I ask the individuals I work with to be very demanding, to not fall right into a consolation zone. There will likely be a really thrilling second a part of the season. We are going to first deal with seeing in what state the internationals will return. I hope that the World Cup will journey to the Parc des Princes, that a number of gamers convey us this magnificent trophy. There’s a very particular month of January, with the state of type of one another. Sooner or later you (the journalists) will intensify the main target in some unspecified time in the future on the double confrontation in opposition to Bayern. There’s nonetheless numerous work, reflection, looking for different organizations, different actions to all the time be efficient, but in addition to shock the opponents, even my gamers.»
The plan for the truce and the return of the Globalists : “Not everyone seems to be on trip among the many gamers who don’t depart. Some must work and will not have a three-week break. My assistants will share the workload in order that gamers who have not had numerous enjoying time don’t remain like that for 3 weeks. There will likely be a collective resumption on December 5-6 and we are going to see at the moment the place the Globalists will likely be. There’s a reflection when it comes to restoration after this competitors, with gamers who will come again sad, disenchanted, indignant, and others happier, which I hope. Those that would be the happiest will return very late, however we now have efficiency obligations and ends in the league. I work with the technical workers, the medical workers and the efficiency cell in order that there are at the least ten days off for these gamers. The season began on July 4 and can finish, I hope, on June 10, not counting the worldwide matches behind, there needs to be a break but it surely shouldn’t be a handicap when it comes to collective efficiency .»
If we now have three unbelievable gamers in entrance, we now have an distinctive surroundings and on this register, it’s the finest on the earth!
Marco Verratti : “The extension, I can’t touch upon it, however I do know that the membership has this actual want to increase Marco. He’s very completely satisfied in Paris. It is a vital factor. For having ready many matches in opposition to him, he’s elusive. It is a vital factor in our building, with the power to defend whereas advancing. I usually say of him that he’s like our unbelievable three up entrance. If we now have three unbelievable gamers in entrance, we now have an distinctive surroundings and on this register, it’s the finest on the earth! When you may have this privilege, clearly, you do every part to maintain it. I ask him to be what he’s, a pure chief, a participant with nice willpower, he’s somebody who loves the sport. He’s additionally an distinctive companion and teammate. You see it day by day in coaching.»
Statements taken at a press convention