Christophe Galtier, in the columns of L’Équipe, denounces the unusual schedule (2 p.m.) of the shock between Lille and PSG in the context of the knockout stages of the Coupe de France.
The unusual programming at 2 p.m. of the PSG-LOSC shock, scheduled for March 17 and counting for the knockout stages of the Coupe de France, does not please Christophe Galtier. “It’s ridiculous”, judge the Lille coach, in a statement reported this Thursday by The team.
“People do not imagine the recovery problems that this poses for the two teams, he annoys. In addition, these are the two French teams who have played the most of the season now. And they will have to coping with the busiest schedule “.
The threat of lining up reservists
The disapproval of Christophe Galtier is such that he even suggests that substitutes and young people are aligned against the Parisians. “Do the broadcasters really want us to line up two reserve teams next Wednesday? Especially since we will continue the following Saturday with the reception of Nîmes”, underlines the coach, whose team will be on March 14 in Monaco for the 29th day of Ligue 1.
The schedule of this tempting poster would be the consequence of a request from the co-broadcaster France Televisions. This programming was in any case officialized Thursday by the French Football Federation (FFF).
Initially, the game should not even have been played on March 17, but on April 6 or 7. However, these dates are also those of the quarter-finals second leg of the Champions League, for which Paris Saint-Germain qualified on Wednesday by drawing 1-1 against FC Barcelona. The FFF was therefore forced to advance this Coupe de France shock between the two candidates for the championship title.
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