The Parisian coach (briefly) mentioned the case of the former Rémois after the victory against Troyes on Saturday.
Hugo Ekitike, still not. Called to order before the meeting by his coach, the 20-year-old Parisian striker did not come into play on Saturday, during the 4-3 victory against Troyes, on behalf of the 13th day of Ligue 1. A new snub for Ekitike. “It’s up to me, the staff and his partners to keep him afloat because we will need Hugo and he will need to play“, indicated Christophe Galtier, questioned in front of the cameras ofAmazon Prime Video.
It is still necessary that the ex-Rémois deserves it, that he does not let go. “I told him that I had a share of the responsibility but so did he“, explained Galtier Friday, in a press conference, suggesting that the boy was not doing everything in his power to scratch playing time.When you have this attacking trio at PSG (Mbappé, Neymar, Messi), it takes a lot of investment and resilience, not giving up, because you are compared to one of the three when you play… But we are talking about three world class players. (…) He was sometimes disappointed not to start certain matches. I gave him the reasons for my choices“, he added about this”talented player, who has to make up for his lack of competitive playing time in training“.
The essential “MNM” until the end
Note that Christophe Galtier chose not to bring out any of his three attacking stars on Saturday. “They had to stay until the end to win. If we had had a several-goal lead, there would have been a different management… I felt the team was a little in trouble and we had to keep attacking power to play our attacking game and score goals“, he deciphered. Explanations that may not calm the discontent of number 44… On loan with an option to buy, Ekitike played nine matches at PSG. He hasn’t scored yet.