After two defeats in the league, the German coach asked his players a full match against Monaco to finally win the title.
"I'm waiting for a reaction, a strong game from us" Sunday (21:00) against Monaco, Saturday asked PSG coach Thomas Tuchel, while his team still has not made official his title of champion of France because of a surprising series of defeats. After three match points missed in the space of ten days, PSG must win against Monaco at the Parc des Princes, Sunday closing the 33rd day of Ligue 1, to finally conclude. Unless his dolphin Lille does not beat Toulouse earlier in the afternoon.
"Now it's time to focus on us and do our thing. I'm waiting for a reaction, a strong match from us, "said Thomas Tuchel, while his team remains on two humiliating defeats against Lille (5-1) and Nantes (3-2), one of the worst periods in championship of the Qatari era. "We will do everything to win Sunday and to be ready for Saturday (against Rennes in the final of the Coupe de France). These are two matches, for me, decisive. I'm waiting for a mentality consistent with that, "he added at the pre-match press conference.
Against the ASM, the German technician will be deprived of Juan Bernat, suspended, as well as Thomas Meunier and Thiago Silva, "sure of not being able to play" due to an injury. Longtime absentees such as Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani, and Marquinhos remain uncertain. Worse, Julian Draxler, Eric-Maxim Choup-Moting and Christopher N'Kunku have joined the long list of potential absences, announced the German technician.
Neymar back against Monaco?
Regarding the upcoming return Neymar, who has not played with PSG since late January because of a right foot injury, Tuchel posted a hint of optimism in the aftermath of his last checks. "The exams are good, he does not feel any pain," he said. "He has now done a lot of training with the group. He worked hard, very hard, with a good state of mind. He's impatient, it's clear. He feels free, he is not afraid. He is confident, he hits. He does one against one during training. It is very good. Maybe we can see it on Sunday. I hope, "he added.