Last year’s Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes was loaded with drama.
While PSG secured a 3-0 victory, the drama of the match concentrated on the booing and whistles that rained down from the Parc des Princes crowd, as many fans were unhappy with the team’s UEFA Champions League round of 16 defeat against Real Madrid. Throughout the league match, Messi and Neymar, among others, were jeered and whistled.
On Sunday, PSG will return to the Parc des Princes for the first time since their Champions League round of 16 loss at the hands of Bayern Munich. While it has been speculated that many PSG players may be jeered at the team’s forthcoming Ligue 1 home match against Rennes, PSG manager Christophe Galtier sees “no reason” to jeer Messi and the rest of the squad.
Why is this happening? Friday’s pre-game news conference featured comments from Galtier. “There is no justification for our players to be whistled. In this competition, they gave their all. To be precise, Leo scored 18 goals and had 17 assists.
“We were eliminated because Bayern Munich came in considerably better form than we did for this double matchup.”
PSG is presently 10 points ahead of second-place Olympique de Marseille in Ligue 1 ranking.