PSG make their 2022-23 Ligue 1 debut on Saturday against Clermont Foot 63 at the Gabriel Montpied stadium. The Gallic national championship starts and the Parisians seek to retain the title, from which they start as favorites, but by concentrating on the definitive conquest of the Champions League. Sergio Ramos offered an interview to the club’s official channelswhere he analyzed the objectives and the working method used by Galtier in pre-season.
The cameraman arrived in the French capital last summer from Real Madrid. He finished the 2020-21 season injured and had to miss Euro 2020, coming into pre-season still sore. These pains meant that 21-22 was the season in which I played the least as a professional. (12 games, all in Ligue 1) since joining the Sevilla first team in 2004. His side won Ligue 1 but fell to Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16.
He approaches the 22-23 season with enthusiasm.
In an interview offered to the official PSG media, the ex-Madridista admitted that he was very excited about the coming season. After overcoming the physical issues that accompanied him last season in pre-season, he arrives fully fit at the start of the league.. His team won the French Supercup 4-0 against Nantes, also scoring a goal.
“Very happy to start the season by winning a title, but above all to feel good physically. I think it’s going to be a very exciting season.” has explained.
A blind faith in Galtier
This is Christophe Galtier’s first pre-season as PSG coach. Ramos still does not want to venture on the course of the season, because considers that there is still time for all the pieces to fit together: “For the moment it’s fine, but you have to drive to gain confidence and adapt to the new system”.
You have to ride to gain confidence and adapt to the new system. I still have a little problem with the language, but the system is understood because he is a knowledgeable trainer
Laughing, the cameraman admits that he understands his coach’s French better when he speaks slowly: “I still have a little problem with the language, but I think we understand the system quite well because he’s a great coach, he’s a sage and we have to transfer his idea to the pitch”.
Three-way defense to balance the team
The system used by Galtier, according to Ramos, can be useful for PSG to build a solid block and let it out on the counterattack: “It gives us balance and transmits security to the attackers. We close the front wings and they can come down more serenely. Little by little, we learn to know each other’s weaknesses and abilities”.
The style of play gives us balance and transmits security to the attacking players. We close the front straps and they can go down more serenely. Everyone who plays against PSG has a great opportunity to stand out. If we relax, we’ll struggle to win
Finally, Ramos analyzed the rivals in Ligue 1. “I think everyone who plays against us has a great opportunity to stand out. We respect all our rivals to the fullest and we know that if we relax it will cost us dearly to win.”