The statistics are overwhelming. Only one shot on target by PSG against six for Stade Rennais. Inevitably, and after the 1-0 defeat, the question of the contribution of the Parisian offensive sector arose on Sunday night. And Christophe Galtier answered it in a press conference after the match without really sparing his main players, Messi and Neymar (Mbappé returned in the 55th).
On Sunday in Rennes, Paris lacked “tall enough players, in contact with the defense”, argues the Parisian coach. Play sometimes came from the wings but “we lacked presence in the middle”. With the effect of a sterile possession (65%), which the French technician regrets.
“From the moment Leo (Messi) and Ney (Neymar) drop out, we lack people up front,” he noted. “We missed it a lot tonight and it was already the same against Angers. »
Work to be done
“Rennes of course had a good game, they defended well, but with enough comfort because we didn’t go there often enough”, lamented the Parisian coach.
Paris thus recorded its second defeat in three days in Ligue 1, after the no-appeal against Lens, who dropped three points from first place. Without actually panicking for Galtier though. “I am concentrating on my team’s performance and I have work to do because the performances are not very good. “Hard to prove him wrong.