Neither Mbappe nor Neymar: PSG’s coach reveals how he will decide the team’s penalty taker

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PSG is under the spotlight again. After Mbappe missed from the spot and Neymar didn’t in the team’s win against Motnpellier, Christophe Galtier, the club’s manager, has revealed how he will decide who is going to take the penalties.

One of the most difficult decisions in football is the penalty decision. For Christophe Galtier, the coach of PSG, this topic is very problematic because he has very good players who can score from the spot. Now, with Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi in the squad, it’s time to choose who will be the one to hold that responsibility from now on.

PSG faced Montpellier in Matchday 2 of the 2022–23 Ligue 1 season and won with a final score of 5–2. Unfortunately for Parisiens, Kylian Mbappe didn’t convert the penalty, but then they got another and Neymar scored. This raised a few doubts among the fans as most of them think that the Brazilian should have received the penalty.

Christophe Galtier’s decision on who will be the penalty taker for PSG

The front three of Mbappe, Neymar and Messi are known to be experts from the spot and the battle for this task will be very tough from now on. PSG are trying to make Kylian the biggest superstar and punishments throughout the season could help him win the Golden Boot, but even Galtier will think what’s best for the team in this matter.

Penalties are not an easy task for footballers and it takes years of practice to become the best. Now, those chosen could be Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Lionel Messi or even Sergio Ramos, but Galtier is not sure who it will be.

“For this match, the order was chosen like this,” said Christophe Galtier after the match. “Kylian shot first, so it was logical that Neymar went next. We’ll see in the future.”

Neither Mbappe nor Neymar showed any signs of trouble with each other during the game, but the Brazilian subsequently liked the controversial Tweet. The fan said that the former Barcelona player should be a penalty at PSG and that there should be no doubt about it.

The quality of Mbappe, Neymar, Messi and Ramos is of course first class and they are one of the best penalty killers in the world, but ultimately it will be Galtier’s decision as to which of them takes charge.

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