Christophe Galtier emphasizes that Paris Saint-Germain must not rely on playing only one half, after their close 2-1 win against Angers, who are at the bottom of Ligue 1.
Kylian Mbappe netted two goals at Stade Raymond-Kopa as PSG extended their lead to 11 points at the top of the table and pushed their opponents to the brink of relegation.
Nevertheless, the visitors displayed subpar performance overall, as they were unable to capitalize on their advantage after the restart and conceded a goal when Sada Thioub scored three minutes before the end, preventing them from keeping a clean sheet.
Galtier’s side couldn’t keep a clean sheet against relegating Angers
In fact, Angers outshot PSG (10) by six during the entire 90 minutes, and while Galtier was satisfied with his team moving closer to another league title, he admitted that he anticipates higher performance levels from his players.
The French manager who had been under pressure for keeping his job, said: “Tonight, it was important to win.
“But I must say, however, that if in the first half, we were serious and effective. In the second half, there was a total relaxation. We only carried the ball, without wanting to improve the advantage.
“Of course, we win. But when you’re at PSG, you can’t afford to only play one half.”
Galtier added: “Is there also fatigue and wear and tear over a long season? Maybe, but we haven’t done anything yet.
“The title is not yet ours. The gap is considerable, but we will see on Sunday [against Lorient] how things go. There are still several games to win.”