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‘There is no point in getting angry’ – Galtier reacts to PSG’s Coupe de France defeat to Marseille

Galtier reacts to PSG’s Coupe de France defeat to Marseille

Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier is keen to put the Coupe de France defeat to Olympique Marseille behind him as he plans for fixtures ahead.

PSG were eliminated from the French Cup after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Igor Tudor’s side following a tense round of 16 encounter.

Marseille took the lead through former Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez who slotted home a penalty on the half-hour mark before Neymar and Sergio Ramos combined to level matters on the stroke of half-time.

January acquisition Ruslan Malinovskyi restored Marseille’s lead in the second half, and it proved to be the winning goal, with the Ligue 1 leaders unable to find a response.

Speaking ahead of the league clash with AS Monaco, Galtier admitted his players were upset in the dressing room after the defeat. He also claimed some were affected by it during training.

“Many players were recovering – the others had a very good session,” Galtier told reporters (via GFFN).

“There’s no point in getting angry. You have to avoid long speeches at times like this, but you also have to show what went wrong. 

“You have to have a cool head to give the best instructions to get back on track,”

Having been eliminated from the Coupe de France, PSG will now switch their attention to domestic action looking to continue their title defence.

Les Parisiens sit comfortably at the summit of Ligue 1, eight points ahead of Marseille and RC Lens, who have been punching above their weight this season.

However, they will have an eye on next week’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg meeting with Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes before travelling to Lille next weekend.  

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