An insight into Christophe Galtier’s coaching philosophy
A dip into our archives has thrown up a 2019 interview with the new Paris boss that gives fans a prescient picture of what to expect in 2022/23. His team then was LOSC, but the fundamentals were already in place...
“If we work hard in training, are demanding of ourselves and constantly seek to improve, I’m not saying that we’re guaranteed to get results in games, but we’ve got a better chance of achieving results. It’s about organisation and mindset. I experienced it myself: I made my first-team debut [for Marseille] at 17, playing alongside very experienced players. They taught me what this job was about, and my senior players need to convey that experience to my younger players.
“When you’re a young coach with limited resources, your primary focus is to avoid relegation and lose as few games as you can. Over time, the main focus of my philosophy became: how can we win as many games as possible? People come to the stadium to see a team play and go for the win.
“I remain convinced that the keener you are on being attack-minded, the more likely you are to win games. You need to bring the ball forward very quickly. Even if you lose one because you were too bold and naive, you’ll win the next three.”