Thanks to a fifth-place finish this season in Ligue 1, OGC Nice have managed to qualify for the second edition of the Europa League Conference – all made possible by a stunning triple by Andy Delort, made in the last day against Stade de Reims (3-2). A snatch victory came to reward a great season of the Gym in the championship, even if one could expect to see the Eagles a little higher in the standings. Indeed, during the winter break, Christophe Galtier’s men were the dolphins of Paris Saint-Germain, something to regret.
In an interview with The Teamthe Azure sporting director Julien Fournier said he was disappointed with the club’s slight drop in 2022: “I’m sure we could have had a better season.” We were second to the truce. When you’re in that year-round brawl, yes, you want to finish higher than fifth. But when I hear people, I feel like we’re coming out of an almost cataclysmic season. I’m proud of the boys. We have a lot of very good players. There is no panic on board. ”
“If PSG want Galtier, it shouldn’t be too late”
Still in the columns of the French daily, the Nice leader explains the slowdown by a certain pessimism around the gang in Galtier: “I find there has been a lot of negativity around the team. Christophe was extremely successful in Lille (champion of France in 2021). As is the case with some players, it has been less effective in our country. He is expected to perform better next season, especially on the offensive side. ” Before continuing on with the choice of his coach, who today seems almost to regret: “No, because if I put myself in the context of last year, I’ll make the same decision again.” But you never know a person until you’ve worked with them. “
And when asked about the future of his coach, especially related to PSG, Julien Fournier did not kick in, far from it: “I’m like you, I read.” But it is under contract, it is a reality. So he is more likely to be in Nice than not to be there. It’s very basic but it’s very true. After all, if Paris-Saint-Germain comes, and it’s a decision I can’t make on my own, of course, when you have that kind of club looking for one of your players or your coach, c It’s hard to say “no”. (…) And how does Paris-Saint-Germain do it? It’s the life of a club … That’s why I repeat that if Paris-Saint-Germain wants Christophe Galtier, it shouldn’t be too late, otherwise it will be more complicated for him. “ The message has passed.