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  • Updated: February 15, 2023

PSG Coach Galtier Makes Daring Comeback Claim For Trip To Munich

PSG Coach Galtier Makes Daring Comeback Claim For Trip To Mu

Christophe Galtier Press Conference

Despite losing 1-0 at home to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier remains hopeful that his team can still qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

"It might seem a banal thing to say but tonight nobody is through and nobody is out. I am daring to hope that we will be fresher in three weeks and if we can play the way we played in the last 25 to 30 minutes then we can beat Bayern," said Galtier.

In the game, Kingsley Coman scored the only goal, finishing from an Alphonso Davies cross eight minutes into the second half.

PSG struggled for most of the game but improved towards the end after Kylian Mbappe returned from a thigh injury and injected pace and direction into their attack.

Although Mbappe had his goal disallowed for offside, Galtier believes that his team can get more players back and be fresher for the second leg, which will be played at the Allianz Arena on 8 March.

"The return leg will be in three weeks so we can hopefully get more players back for then and be fresher," added Galtier, who had to contend with Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi coming off hurt at halftime.

"We can't say how long he will be out. Achraf had an intense World Cup where he played on through the pain and it was already difficult at Monaco (a 3-1 defeat on Saturday) where he couldn't start," said Galtier.

"We took the risk this time but he developed a muscle problem early on. Unfortunately, we conceded just as we were preparing for Kylian to come on. We had two or three chances and sadly it was not enough but the last half an hour gives us hope."

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