Broken at the bottom of the table, touched and disgruntled players: Thomas Tuchel had to explain after the amazing 1: 2 of Paris St-Germain at FCO Dijon.
Above all, the coach has annoyed the attitude of his players. "We were too passive in the first period, not only on the defensive but also on the offensive because we did not play together, we lacked precision and pace," said Tuchel. Was much better in the second half, as we had three shots, then 17 shots before half-time, maybe today, we do not deserve to have success or luck on our side. "
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The defeat in Dijon, which temporarily climbed to 18th place following the victory, was already the third for Paris in the still young season. Kylian Mbappé took the visitors first in the 19th minute. Mounir Chouiar (45 years old + 6 years old) and Jhonder Cádiz (47 years old) turned around. The capital club, who played without the injured superstar Neymar, was unlucky when Mauro Icardi hit only the crossbar (64) and Leandro Paredes only the post (69). Nevertheless, the PSG will stay with 27 points and continue with the table first.
Tuchel tried not to rank defeat too high. "We were missing six players, we hate to lose, but with this success it would have been possible to win given the number of chances we eliminated, maybe the break of a week was a bit long. for us, we are not used to not playing for a week. "
The center back Marquinhos has become clearer: "They played like heroes, they were efficient and we were not. (…) The match was complicated for us in the first half, it was not there was no engagement in the duels. "
Even Edinson Cavani should have loved the evening absolutely. Because the attacker came into play only in the 72nd minute. In the end, he only managed one shot and he only touched the ball six times. After his hip injury, he is only Joker in Tuchel. "I have to make some decisions and we have decided to leave Mauro (Icardi) on the field … (…) It's hard for Edi right now," Tuchel said.
The only good thing: Julian Draxler celebrated his return. The German international, who had not played since August because of a foot injury, was resumed in the 81st minute. In overtime, he saw the yellow card.