The newspaper L'Equipe highlights the plan of Thomas Tuchel which allowed PSG to ensure a net success in Manchester (0-2) on Tuesday.
In its Thursday edition, the daily L'Equipe recounts the method of Thomas Tuchel to prepare his men on several levels before the shock at Old Trafford against Manchester United. The great strength of the German would have been his relational approach throughout the day, with a willingness to transmit "his serenity"and "his enthusiasm" according to French newspaper, which specifies that his speech, pronounced at four o'clock of the kickoff of the meeting, can be regarded as the key moment of the preparation.
Tuesday night, after the match, in the corridors of Old Trafford, several players had stressed the importance of preparation with the work upstream of the technical staff. "It's not only Thomas Tuchel but all the staff who work a lot to give us a lot of information about the teams, we managed the counterattacks well, everything he told us happened on the today we concentrated on the losses of the ball in the middle to avoid the counters, especially with Pogba ", had so entrusted Thiago Silva.
But this talk would have been decisive in the heads of Parisians "This meeting was very important, without even being asked to talk about it", said Marquinhos in comments relayed by L'Equipe. "The coach gives us the strategy. He analyzes the opponents a lot, detects their strengths and weaknesses, and explains how to proceed. This time, he began with the defensive dimension, highlighting the qualities of the Manchester attack and his speed against. He insisted not to lose the ball too quickly once it was recovered in the middle.
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The Brazilian confided in the mixed zone how the influence of his coach had been beneficial for his game. "The coach trusted me a lot, he saw things in me that I did not see, and today I'm trying to grow more and more, I'm available for the team. today, we know the Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, I'm happy with what we did, and what I did, Marco was doing so much, Dani too. individual duel against Pogba, but also collective.Anything that was important to change is the mentality, the characters on the field.The talent we had it was known.Even without our best player we made a huge We have to analyze all that, but nothing is won, there is one more game at home on our pitch, we know, we will have to do the work to get to the next phase. "