Friday September 11th, 2020 12:29 PM -Article written by La Rdaction – Respond to this article
Slightly disillusioned, Thomas Tuchel. This Thursday evening, the coach of Paris Saint-Germain was forced to field an experimental team due to the many packages in his workforce. Affected by the Covid-19, Neymar, Mbappé, Marquinhos, Paredes, Navas, Di Maria and Icardi all missed the appointment in Lens last night. A match initially scheduled for August 29 on behalf of the second day of Ligue 1 and postponed to September 10 at the request of the capital club. Deprived of his stars therefore, the German technician had to compose a completely new starting eleven against convincing Blood and Gold and winners of the meeting (1-0). Now, focus on the second meeting of the week for the vice-champions of Europe, namely the Classic against Marseille at the Parc des Princes on Sunday evening. With or without the stars?
“I am realistic”
“I can not tell you, replied Thomas Tuchel at a press conference last night. If it is possible some players will play. But it would be with training. What to expect from this player then? We can give minutes but if for example Neymar or Di Maria play, it will be with a training and after two weeks without training. I do not wait too much. And then it is always risky. We have to speak with the doctor, the players. of the coronavirus we will not take any risk. Physically, who does that? Normally that does not happen. But it is sure that playing with young people against Marseille is not easy either … We will talk about that and make up our minds “Says the former Dortmund coach, who calls himself” realistic “.
“Normally, this phase is that of friendly matches or preparation, he continues. Except that it was not one. We played against a physically ready team, which had played well in Nice. We can not expect too much, nor be too critical with the players. A 0-0 draw was possible. If we have to play again with the same team against Marseille we will. We can do nothing but wait for the guys come back, ”concludes Thomas Tuchel.