Trainer Thomas Tuchel was negatively surprised on Tuesday evening by the game of Paris Saint-Germain against Manchester United in the group stage of the Champions League. The Parisians lost in their own Parc des Princes 1-2 to ‘The Red Devils’.
“Our game was disappointing. We had no intensity, we weren’t aggressive enough, we didn’t win balls or put pressure on United. I have no idea why. It was a bit weird to watch,” said Tuchel. his press conference after the game.
Despite the disappointing performance, PSG was heading for a point against United for a long time, because in the final phase it was still 1-1 due to goals from Bruno Fernandes (penalty) and Anthony Martial (own goal). Marcus Rashford signed for the winning goal in the 87th minute with a hard and low shot into the far corner.
Tuchel sensed before the match that something was wrong with his team. “The atmosphere in the dressing room was very calm, but maybe it was too quiet and calm. It felt strange, because normally a lot of music is played at a high volume. That was not the case this time. It was very bad. quiet.”
Due to the narrow defeat, PSG cannot afford many more mistakes in the strongly occupied group H, which also includes RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir. Leipzig won 2-0 against the Turkish top club on Tuesday and is in the lead with United.
“A draw against United would have been much better in view of the other group matches,” Tuchel was disappointed. “Everyone knows that we are in a very tough group, but now it is only getting more difficult.”
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