“This morning, we discussed with the company with which we travel to find out if we could not travel in a sand yacht”, launched the Parisian coach in response to a question on the controversy which followed the trip. des Parisiens, during a press conference on the eve of the reception of Juventus Turin in the Champions League.
The question prompted disbelief and laughter from star striker Kylian Mbappé, seated alongside Galtier.
Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra reacted to this statement by questioning the Paris SG coach on social networks: “Mr. Galtier, you have accustomed us to more relevant and more responsible answers – are we talking about it? @PSG_inside @CBeaune
PSG was scolded on Sunday by the director of TGV-Intercités Alain Krakovitch for having used the plane rather than the train to get to Nantes for the 6th day of Ligue 1 (3-0), Saturday, explaining that the SNCF offered an offer adapted to the needs of the club.
“Paris-Nantes is in less than two hours by TGV, I re-re-renew our proposal for a TGV offer adapted to your specific needs, for our common interests: safety, speed, services and eco-mobility”, a-t- he suggested in a tweet in reaction to a video of Italian midfielder Marco Verratti on the PSG plane posted on social media.
The boss of the TGV has thus made his contribution to the debate on the use of the plane, and in particular that of private jets which has recently raged within the French political class. Some on the left and among environmentalists strongly wish to frame it because of the carbon impact of such a mode of transport.
On Friday, the anti-globalization association Attac pointed the finger at the attitude of PSG player Lionel Messi, whose private jet has made 52 flights since June, “i.e. 1,502 tonnes of CO2”. “It’s as much as a Frenchman in 150 years”, underlined the organization, also calling for regulating the use of private jets.