Thomas Tuchel and Christian Gourcuff deliver their feelings after the Parisian victory in Nantes this Saturday, during the 9th day of Ligue 1.
Thomas Tuchel (PSG coach) : “I am very happy. We are making a lot of changes because we feel it is necessary. You don’t expect everything to be perfect and spectacular all the time, because it’s difficult in Nantes. Do not forget that we lack more important things in football, to be able to ensure the spectacle. We lack the atmosphere, it’s difficult for us. We played a very serious game. There was more quality in the second half. We were a little lucky too. It’s a great victory. (…) The team was mentally tired, I was not expecting an easy game. In the second half, we played better because we found shorter distances to combine. “
Christian Gourcuff (Nantes coach) : “The disappointment is not having repeated in the second half what we achieved in the first. We had the ability to put them in difficulty, we had two huge chances. We were in the game. Unfortunately, we quickly conceded a first goal that changed the game. We did not enter the field with the same implication. There was no reason to slack off. Afterwards, when PSG leads, it becomes more difficult. When they are in comfort, it is difficult. The investment was perfect in the first half against a team that could not find the solution in the midfield. We really disturbed them. “
Fear of Paris. While Neymar and Mauro Icardi are already in the infirmary, Moise Kean and especially Kylian Mbappé had to give up their place this Saturday, during the victory in Nantes (0-3). Is it serious doctor ? “For Mbappé, it’s fatigue. It is not an injury, promises Thomas Tuchel, reassuring. The same goes for Moise Kean, who took too many hits. ” And the German coach added: “I hope to recover Leandro Paredes on Monday in training, but for Mauro Icardi, I’m not sure.” Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler and Juan Bernat also squat the benches of the Parisian infirmary, in addition to Neymar Jr. (With AFP)