PSG manager Thomas Tuchel tried to explain his side’s capitulation against 2nd placed outfit Lille this evening, losing 5-1, in a post-match interview with Canal +.
“It is too easy to say, like Mbappé did, that we lacked personality. We controlled it. We had a good start to the match, with 4 goals, two for us and two offside. They did not have that. Then there was Kehrer’s chance. With 10 players, it was difficult. We played with players who were unwell, who should not have played. It is not possible to only have 16 players. This defeat shows something else. We are missing in areas each time. On the contrary, this match showed our mentality, contrary to what everyone things. There were too many, too many missing. To win here, we needed more quality. Looking at the circumstances, we had a good match. Me, I must protect my players. At 10, it is very difficult. I do not think that we are going to win at Nantes. Maybe we will have to go there with 13 players. The match this evening shows just how impressive everything we have done this season is… We are missing Lassana Diarra and Adrien Rabiot. Everyone can see that. And I am going to say this to the president. Nobody said anything because we were winning. Now, everyone has to do some thinking.”