Marc Libbra exasperated after the defeat of Paris against Lorient
Jean-Baptiste Sarrazin, with AFP / Photo credit: FRANCK FIFE / AFP
8:30 p.m., April 30, 2023
Paris Saint-Germain lost at home to Lorient on the 33rd day of Ligue 1. A sixth defeat in the league this season which reflects a drop in motivation for the players in the capital and which exceeded the consultants to the fullest extent of “Europe 1 Sport”.
After their surprise defeat at home against Lorient this Sunday afternoon (3-1), Paris Saint-Germain seem more than ever demobilized and without desire five days before the end of the championship. Christophe Galtier’s men delivered a poor performance against Lorient who were no longer playing anything in the league. Behavior that reacted on the set ofEurope 1 Sport (every evening from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. live on Europe 1).
Present in the stands of the Parc des Princes to comment on the match, former PSG player Jimmy Algérino said he was saddened “to see a team like that. We say 3-1 but the PSG goal is a gag goal. We feels them completely destabilized with a Galtier who no longer has the keys to make his players react.” Marc Libbra goes even further and estimated, after this sixth defeat of the season in Ligue 1, that the “players don’t respect anyone” and that they “don’t care about PSG”, before continuing: “Let them at least have respect for the people who come to see them.”
Shortly after the end of the match, Paris Saint-Germain football adviser Luis Campos even demanded a reaction from his team, admitting “to understand the criticism” and calling for “a reaction” to “not lose your head”. The Parisians suffered their ninth defeat of the season in all competitions. “I understand the criticisms, they come when you lose and that’s normal. We are very disappointed, but it’s a time to be together, that everyone is together until the end of the season”, all of even insisted on recalling Luis Campos.
Asked about the situation of coach Christophe Galtier, with whom he arrived in the capital last summer, the sports adviser assured that he was “sure” that the players still trusted him. “We’re all together and that’s what I want to say to the fans,” he concluded. Despite this defeat, PSG still remain ahead in the Ligue 1 standings, eight points ahead of their runner-up Marseille. A victory for OM this Sunday evening against Auxerre would bring the Olympians five points closer to PSG and could revive the suspense for the end of the season.