|Job||xxxx Football Coach|
|Club as Coach||Lille [Head Coach]|
|Saint-Etienne [Head Coach]|
2016 08 06 Retrieve
[Quotes on Zlatan Ibrahimovic] Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the greatest foreign player ever to play in France
2016 12 10 Retrieve
[Christophe Galtier talks about his former protege Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang] Even though up until then things hadn’t gone that well for him, I saw one thing in the first training session: he was able to beat anyone with the ball at his feet with a run of 60 metres
If I had had him another season, he would have played as a central striker, because he had found something that he hadn’t had before: a lot of sang froid in front of goal
He didn’t have that when he arrived to us, and it came through hard work. He asked for training sessions to help himself with that. His greatest quality is humility. He has a lot of humility, respect, and he has something else: when he hasn’t done something right in a match, he asked to do it again in training, to change how he had done it, and do it right.
2019 07 29 Retrieve
[Even without knowing where the player’s future lay when speaking in February, Lille boss Christophe Galtier seemed to hint that Arsenal would be the best option for the Ivory Coast star Nicolas Pepe] We’ve not talked about it, but I see him going to a club that plays all in red and likes to have their wide players cut inside on their stronger foot
2019 10 01 Retrieve
[Lille boss Christophe Galtier has already admitted that he fears his side are becoming too reliant on Victor Osimhen, a youngster, who is fast becoming their talisman] We were too gentle offensively. We’ve not played to win. It’s as if the players are resting on Victor. He’s started at a very high level. I hope for him and the team it continues. In general, when a team has a good season, one player is a revelation. And, automatically, when an attacker is decisive regularly, the team is powerful
2019 11 22 Retrieve
[Lille boss angry at Mourinho for taking coaches to Tottenham] Everyone has their own way of doing things. It’s very classy, anyway, very classy to act like that. I was angry; the timing isn’t good. There are ways to do things. Regardless, what matters is that I agree with the decision of the president [Gerard Lopez]. I have also been in a deputy role. They were asked, they believe in this project, they want to go. That’s football today.
My president and Luis Campos could not do anything to keep two people who couldn’t stay in this project. We’re not in the world of the Care Bears. I learned it by phone from my president on Tuesday night. He told me about the situation. I didn’t see anything coming. We were preparing normally for the match in Paris.
He explained it to me, and I understood. I would have done the same thing. If staff want to go to another project, it takes so much investment that if your head is 10 per cent elsewhere, you’re doomed to failure. Galtier certainly does not expect Campos to follow his former coaching staff to Spurs, though. Luis is 200 per cent invested in the project [at Lille] and I don’t see a 1000th of a wish to look elsewhere. We’re close and looking forward
2019 11 22b Retrieve
[Christophe Galtier was not hugely pleased with Jose Mourinho for taking some of his Lille coaches to Tottenham] Everyone has their own way of doing things. It’s very classy, anyway, very classy to act like that. [Galtier said in ironic tones]
I was angry; the timing isn’t good. There are ways to do things. Regardless, what matters is that I agree with the decision of the president [Gerard Lopez].
I have also been in a deputy role. They were asked, they believe in this project, they want to go. That’s football today.
My president and Luis Campos could not do anything to keep two people who couldn’t stay in this project. We’re not in the world of the Care Bears.
I learned it by phone from my president on Tuesday night. He told me about the situation. I didn’t see anything coming. We were preparing normally for the match in Paris.
He explained it to me, and I understood. I would have done the same thing. If staff want to go to another project, it takes so much investment that if your head is 10 per cent elsewhere, you’re doomed to failure.
[Galtier certainly does not expect Campos to follow his former coaching staff to Spurs, though] Luis is 200 per cent invested in the project [at Lille] and I don’t see a 1000th of a wish to look elsewhere. We’re close and looking forward
2019 11 26 Retrieve
[Why Mourinho’s first two Spurs signings have left Lille so ‘pssed off’]</b> I was pssed off and annoyed! Each person has his own way of doing things. I don’t know if it was a knife in the back, but it’s very classy to do things like that. The timing isn’t good. To be totally transparent, my president informed me of the situation and told me he would let Joao and Nuno go. That’s how football is these days. What can we do against two people who want to leave and exit the project to experience something else? Mourinho gave them that possibility. We couldn’t do anything else
2019 12 20 Retrieve
[Renato Sanches: From Golden Boy to Bayern flop and back again at Lille] He was better than the other 21 players. He did some magnificent things that people who come to this stadium want to see.
2020 01 06 Retrieve
[Christophe Galtier on Boubakary Soumare] Boubakary Soumare’s expressing only 40% of his potential. He still needs to improve his defensive reading, particularly about what’s going on behind him. But that will come with matches
2020 01 24 Retrieve
[Lille head coach Christophe Galtier will not guarantee that Boubakary Soumare will still be a player of the Ligue 1 side at the end of January] I don’t know. About Bouba Soumare, I don’t know. No-one’s told me anything about his situation, maybe it won’t. I don’t know. He wants to play and fight with the other players to win on Sunday. That’s certain
2020 02 06 Retrieve
[Lille boss Christophe Galtier spoke out about what he views to be a screen time pandemic in today’s society] We are in a generation, a society even, where there is a terrible addiction to screen time, to social media and to mobile applications. It is the heroine of the 2020s. I am convinced, because I read a lot and I have a lot of discussions, that there is an addiction to screens, and that these screens can make you tired or generate problems with concentration and in the preparation for a match. Recently we took a decision, after consulting the players, that one hour before kick-off there are no more telephones or screens in the dressing rooms. So about 25 minutes before going out for warm-ups. I am almost convinced that there is going to be a significant development in the seasons to come, that as soon as players enter the dressing rooms, they will be in a screen-free zone
2020 03 03 Retrieve
[Lille boss Christophe Galtier suggests reported West Ham target Victor Osimhen could leave this summer] Victor said he wanted to stay here next season. He is a sincere boy, he is happy here. He is well appreciated and adored by the fans. Then, if in a few weeks big teams arrive with an interest in him, he will have to listen. That’s the logic of things
2020 06 19 Retrieve
[Lille head coach Christophe Galtier has admitted that he is resigned to losing striker Victor Osimhen and centre-back Gabriel over the course of the summer transfer window] I can confirm that both Gabriel and Victor are likely to depart. I’ve expected it for a long time. They are working very seriously and we’re working currently with the players who are currently here who are likely to replace them and obviously on future players who will come to us to replace them in their posts. We’ve not talked much about the transfer window. Players have been or are being contacted. There will be a delayed transfer window. I believe it will run until October 5. That shows how complex the start of the season will be. I don’t know exactly when the windows will be open abroad
People didn’t believe that we had such big offers for Pepe. Let me tell you that with Osimhen, it’s the same thing.
[Galtier reported some positive news for Lille in terms of the players who were running out of contract, with former Chelsea striker Loic Remy closing in on a new deal along with ex-Southampton man Jeremy Pied, who was a bit-part player last term] There’s a very good chance they will stay with us. They want it and we want it. We’re close to an agreement, but it’s not done yet