January 16, (THEWILL) – Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) suffered another painful defeat in Ligue 1, losing 1-0 to Rennes on Sunday, as THEWILL reported. The defeat, which was the third in the last four trips to Rennes in the league, has clipped PSG’s lead at the top of the league from seven points to three.
As a result, manager Christophe Galtier will face scrutiny for such domestic losses, given the superstars at his disposal, and he knows he and the team must start to show their best again.
Galtier pointed to issues with Lionel Messi and Neymar having no obvious targets when looking to move the ball forward, and that situation persisted when Kylian Mbappe came on as a substitute early in the second half, replacing the ineffective Hugo Etikike.
Galtier plans to gather his players to show them video comparisons with how the team is performing now and how they played before the World Cup. PSG will head to Saudi Arabia next to face a Riyadh Season Team, made up of players from Al Hilal and Al Nassr, in an exhibition game on Thursday.
It is expected to feature the highly anticipated rivalry between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, which defined their El Clasico years in La Liga.