The Bavarian coach only moderately appreciates the Parisian context, as he explains on Sport1.
Is Thomas Tuchel happy at PSG? If we believe his words to Sport1, we can seriously doubt it … Of course, the German coach says he is “a little addicted” to the Champions League and the “inspiring” exploits of his players in training. Beyond that, he doesn’t seem to like the particular context he found at Paris Saint-Germain. And this because of “extreme expectations in the club and its environment”. Tuchel cites several examples, including the lack of appreciation he felt after the Champions League campaign last August in Lisbon. “There was a game missing to win the Champions League and we never had the feeling that we had convinced people, that they recognized our performance. It makes you a little sad or angry at times, ”he says, promising that this is not the case at a club like Bayern Munich. “It’s a bit missing,” he breathes.
And to continue: “I think it’s a shame for the players because it completely destroys the very serious team performances. […] We always say that we have Di Maria, Mbappe and Neymar, and that suddenly, of course, we win in Bordeaux, that it is not an achievement. […] Ultimately, you shouldn’t be dependent on what other people think. You have to be yourself. ” Obviously, it is not easy. And it obviously never was: “During the first semester, honestly, I asked myself: ‘Am I still a coach or a sports politician, Minister of sports? Where is my role as a coach?” “.
“I just want to be a coach”
We must also keep this constellation of stars happy. Which is “sometimes not easy”, as Tuchel indicates to our colleagues. “Sometimes a big challenge, because a club like PSG has many influences that go far beyond the interests of the team,” he said. But you have to keep guys happy to demand things. ”
In the end, we can frankly doubt the Parisian future of Thomas Tuchel, free at the end of the season, his third in the capital. If he does not say he wants to leave in 2021, which some media have already done for him, the former Dortmund coach indicates that he can be happy “wherever there is a half-space to do exercise and a DVD player to make videos “, he who is still as much in love with the profession of coach and the game.” I don’t know if it always has to be higher, higher, higher, says- he still on a possible extension. I just love football. And at a club like this, it’s not always just about football. Some days you think, “It could be that simple. It was just a change. Why has this been the topic for two weeks now?” I say to myself: “I just want to be a coach”. ” According to multiple sources, Leonardo has no plans to extend it. Separation announced.