Nice: Galtier castigates the "level" and the "values" of his players after another defeat

Again defeated in a friendly match this Saturday by Union Berlin (2-0), OGC Nice is experiencing difficulties in preparation that its coach Christophe Galtier does not accept. The Gym coach points out “a problem of level” and a lack of character of his troops.

The third defeat in five games is one too many for Christophe Galtier, visibly disappointed by his OGC Nice, who lost this Saturday in a friendly against Union Berlin (2-0). The coach of the Aiglons underlines in particular “a lot of very average things” as well as a “not optimal” form two weeks before the resumption of the championship.

“All opponents are better than us”

“We are doing with the forces available at the moment but we are suffering, regrets Galtier at the microphone of the club media at the end of the meeting. We have to fill up physically but we can suffer because the opponent at the moment is better than us, and all the opponents are better than us. You just have to have personality, not to be subjected to events, to show more character, to put more intensity into it even if it is more difficult because you have a group more than young, a group which is not yet there. “

This new preparation match was also an opportunity for Dante to return to the pitch, 265 days after his cruciate ligament rupture suffered in Angers last November. Hicham Boudaoui, also injured, was also able to make his comeback in an official match. Very good omen, as the recent arrival of Mario Lemina, reading the strong statement of the Nice coach.

“Some players are far from their optimal level”

Because even more worrying, the former Lille coach believes that his team is certainly young and not fully ready, but above all has an insufficient level: “Obviously there is a problem of level, individual value and level of This is automatically felt against a team like Union Berlin, which finished seventh last season. We quickly saw the difference, even if there were some interesting things. We took a second goal straight away. set foot as against Kiev, we corrected that on video. We worked on the field but we repeat the same mistakes. It’s a learning phase, we have to learn quickly because competition is something else.”

“There are a lot of absent but some players who are in the group know Ligue 1 very well and are far from their optimal level at the moment, adds Galtier. We have 15 days to set up. When we start the championship, we will not be able to accept so little commitment “. While Nice will play its championship on August 8 against the Stade de Reims, the countdown is on.

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