Ander Herrera already has an opinion on the imminent arrival of Galtier on the Paris bench

Ander Herrera already has an opinion on the imminent arrival of Galtier on the Paris bench

In an interview with Spanish media As, PSG midfielder Ander Herrera talks about having worked with several prestigious coaches during his career. The Parisian number 21 even answers a question about Christophe Galtier, the very likely future coach of the French champions.

It is a river interview that Ander Herrera gave to the Spanish media As this Thursday. The opportunity to return in detail to the career of the 32-year-old midfielder. The evolution of his game, the clubs he knew, his evolution at PSG, the world-renowned coaches he was able to work with (Van Gaal, Mourinho, Marcelino), his relationship with the Mbappé-Neymar-Messi trio … The Parisian number 21 avoids almost nothing, not even a question about his very likely next coach in the capital, Christophe Galtier.

Ander Herrera praises Galtier’s “very tight” 4-4-2

Asked about the style of play of the teams of the former coach of LOSC, champion of France in 2021, Herrera delivers a rather sharp analysis on the “Galtier tactic”: “Every time I faced him, they used a 4 -4-2 with a very tight block, where it was very difficult to get the ball between the lines. They were like hunters to see if you made a mistake and to be able to pounce forward. It was a tough team to beat. Football-wise, that’s what I can say, but Mauricio (Pochettino) is still our coach.”

A substantive response, therefore, which also shows that the Spaniard is determined to continue his adventure at PSG, with which he is linked until 2024. “I want to continue and take advantage of a growing club surrounded by the best footballers in the universe. I like everyday life, the city and my colleagues. My family is happy and I want to continue.”

“I don’t care if I cover 14 kilometers per game if Mbappé, Messi and Neymar have to be rested up front”

Asked about the competition in his position and the possible arrival of Vitinha in the capital, he explains “not to be afraid, quite the contrary”, evoking his former partners such as Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Bastian Schweinsteiger or even … Marco Veratti. “He’s the best I’ve played with (…) The footballer that I am always thinks he should be aligned on the pitch, but if he’s the one playing in your place… Nothing to say! I put him on the level of Xavi and Iniesta.”

Ander Herrera is also not stingy with compliments with another of his teammates, Kylian Mbappé. “We are very happy to be able to take advantage of what will possibly be the best player of the next ten years,” he explains, before detailing his relationship on the pitch with the attacking trio (Mbappé, Messi and Neymar). “As a midfielder, I’m happy to put in the effort because they’re going to win you games. I don’t care if they go 14 kilometers a game if they need to be rested up front. What I need to do , it’s working so that these three players receive the ball in the best positions and in the best possible conditions.”

Concluding the interview, the midfielder clarifies that he has not given up on the national team – “I never lose hope” – even if he has never spoken with the coach, Luis Enrique. As for his post-career future, it seems well drawn: “What is almost certain is that I will not train. I find it very complicated and a super thankless job. In sports management I don’t “exclude nothing. I would like to work for my club, which is Real Zaragoza.”

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