On the eve of a decisive meeting for the future of FC Metz, Frédéric Antonetti weaved praise to PSG, who impressed him against Real Madrid despite the outcome in his favor. The Corsican coach expects to suffer but hopes to see his team evolve without fear in the capital.
Frédéric Antonetti this time was very complimentary to PSG this Thursday. Two days before the final meeting of the Ligue 1 season, during which FC Metz will play for its future in the top flight on the lawn of the Parc des Princes, the Corsican coach spoke at length about the defending champion during his conference of hurry. According to him, Paris is simply ” the best in the world “.
To support his words, the 60-year-old technician took as an example the double confrontation between Paris and Real Madrid in the Champions League. ” For two and a half hours there was no match “, he believes. ” Afterwards, it is true that we comment on the result and the elimination. But as a coach, I watch the content. And for two and a half hours, PSG enchanted me. It was very, very beautiful to see. »
Paris were unlucky against Madrid
According to Antonetti, it is totally unfair to erase the Parisian performance against the Meringues. ” The result made everyone forget it, but there was no match in the first leg, and the return was played out with little. Remember Mbappé’s two offsides. Everyone forgot that! “The former midfielder with a modest career adds in the process that he will not arrive” never to understand how one can completely forget the content because of a negative result. »
To conclude on this subject, the trainer of the current jump-off, well placed to know, confides that ” in football, sometimes you need a bit of success, luck to win. ” From what I saw against Real Madrid, Paris are one of the best teams in the world. Even the best. I repeat myself, but it was just very beautiful to see, even if the last half hour was bad. »
Solidity and Hope
Asked about the most appropriate strategy to try to trap PSG, between ” resist ” and ” attempt the feat Antonetti assured him that the two had to be combined. ” Resist, that’s for sure. We will have to defend well and whenever we have the possibility of causing them problems, we will do so. Above all, I hope that we will be there. If we are and we play a good game, I will be happy. Afterwards, if they are better than us, they are better than us. That’s all. »
Also called upon to discuss the impact of the atmosphere on the performance of his team, which was very strong last weekend against Lyon (1-0), the native of Venzolasca admitted that ” the Parc (des Princes) is the place where there is the most noise. It’s very hard to make yourself heard by your players when you play there. But it’s impossible to anticipate things in relation to our public. Nearly a thousand Metz fans are expected in Paris to support their team, which will face an already crowned PSG and which will end its season with a sober party on its lawn, probably with Kylian Mbappé.