OM-PSG: mystery around the titular Parisian goalkeeper in Marseille in the Coupe de France

OM-PSG: mystery around the titular Parisian goalkeeper in Marseille in the Coupe de France

While Ligue 1 and the Champions League are the prerogative of Gianluigi Donnarumma, it had been decided since the start of the season, by Christophe Galtier and his staff, that Keylor Navas would be entrusted with keeping the Coupe de France. Before the 16th against Pays de Cassel, he had made no secret of his strategy: “Keylor will play on Monday, as he had played the first match of the Coupe de France and as he will, I hope, have many matches in the Coupe of France “.

This Tuesday at a press conference on the eve of the round of 16 in Marseille, this Wednesday (9:10 p.m.), at the Vélodrome stadium, the Paris Saint-Germain coach did not want to publicly reveal his strategy, which has necessarily evolved since the departure of Keylor Navas on loan to Nottingham Forest on the evening of the last day of the transfer window. “I will not give you the name of the name of the goalkeeper who will start the match but my goalkeepers are aware of who will start,” he simply slipped.

“Gigio didn’t need to be more liberated”

In addition, when asked about a possible impression of liberation for Donnarumma since the departure of Navas, the Parisian coach was very firm: “Gigio did not need to be more liberated. Things were very clear between Gigio, Keylor and me on the hierarchy. If I told you that he was released, that would mean that Keylor didn’t do the job well, didn’t behave well. Keylor behaved very well during the first six months. He wanted to play, he was obviously focused on the World Cup. He wanted to leave to go play, he is passionate about the game. Obviously he did not accept the situation but the behavior of Keylor and Gigio in training has always been exemplary.

He concluded: “There were no problems between the two, the three and the four (including Letellier). Number 2 became Sergio Rico. The guards get along well. I didn’t pay attention to see if Gigio was happier than before. He has always been happy in the locker room and on the pitch.


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