PSG: How did Gyorro handle the tension in the locker room after the Hamaraoui affair?


PSG captain Grace Giorro’s first year since last summer was a special one, marked by the Hamaraoui affair. In an interview with the team against Lyon on the eve of the Champions League semi-final this Saturday, the Parisian returned to her way of managing tension in the locker room.


PSG are chasing their first Champions League. If the men’s team were eliminated in the round of 16 stage by Real Madrid, Didier Ole-Nicole formation would face OL in the semi-finals, with the first leg on this Sunday (5pm). Despite a complicated season internally, Grace Giorro and her teammates have the opportunity to mark the club’s history.

In an interview with the team, Grace Giorro returned to her appointment as captain this season, replacing Irene Paredes, who left for FC Barcelona last summer. The 24-year-old midfielder said, “Initially, it was not easy. I always liked to talk, but when you are given this role realistically, it takes something. It was quite a thing. Incredible also managing it.” Wasn’t easy, you have to be an example on the pitch all the time.”


Gyorro tries to “not take sides” in Hamrouei case

If she accepts that this new role was weighed down in her expansion last December, with a new lease until 2024, Grace Giorro faces the Hamaraoui case. The PSG player was the victim of an attack on the evening of 4 November and her teammate Aminata Diallo found herself in police custody, then was picked up without charge. “When this case broke, I was shocked, Giorro admitted. I thought to myself, ‘Wow, this is my first year in this role, this is happening, how am I going to do it.’ I tried to be fair, not take sides, because I had a very important role.”

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“We may hate each other outside, but on the pitch we have to manage to win”

Hamraoui returned to the competition on 23 January but he is cold with many of the players in the group. “I had to push the girls to play together and win. We may hate each other out, but on the pitch, we have to win, as an admission of the strained relationship between the French international and many of his players, We have to win. Partners. I tried to make sure that everyone feels good on the pitch.”


After 19 days of the championship, PSG are five points behind OL in the standings, a solid leader with three games remaining. On the last day on May 28, both the teams will face-off, which can be decisive. “We have to look at our results. We still win matches, the girls still want to work,” launched Gyro. Afterwards, I don’t care what’s done outside. Mary (Katoto) Kay Discussions took place together. With Khera (Hamraui), with Kadi (Diani), with Aminata (Diallo). I explained to them that land matters.”

Seven-time winners of the Women’s Champions League, OL will host PSG next Saturday for the second leg of the semi-finals. The winner of this clash between French clubs will challenge either FC Barcelona or Wolfsburg in the final. On Friday, the Catalan team took the big option for qualification to beat their opponent (5-1).

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