Christophe Galtier: 'We managed to stay on course'


"We are French Champions and that has been our objective since the start of the season. It was a difficult match here in Strasbourg. They are a good team, but we still wanted the win. This evening, we drew, but it earns us the title and that's the most important thing."

Christophe Galtier

"Strasbourg wanted to ensure that they stay up, we wanted to be crowned champions tonight. I think that we put in a serious and committed performance, but it was difficult. We were still missing lots of players. This title is the 11th, it's historic. I also have to congratulate those that came before me that won titles for Paris Saint-Germain. We are able to celebrate the 11th title this evening because there were 10 before us and so there were predecessors who did an excellent job.

"I don't want to trivialise this title. Tonight, the injured players were involved in the preparations for the match. In the dressing room, at half-time and with the team. I've been talking about it all season, it was a difficult campaign because of the way it was set up. The team performed very well in the first half of the season and that was really satisfying. But after the World Cup, things were obviously more difficult, with a lot of players missing and some serious injuries. The whole club managed to stay on course, whether it was the board, the coach, the staff or the players, even in difficult times, to go out and this eleventh league title."