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PSG SD Leonardo on Tuchel’s future after pair of opening league losses: “Question asked completely at the wrong moment.”

Speaking to Téléfoot Chaine, PSG Sporting Director Leonardo was asked if Thomas Tuchel’s job was in danger after the 1-0 loss to Marseille last night, with Les Parisiens on 0 points after their first two games of the Ligue 1 campaign.

“After a match like that, the question is completely at the wrong moment, it is completely irrelevant. I am not going to talk about this every day. The fixture schedule already… today, this was the first day of several big leagues and next week is when things start for the rest. No league started on the 22nd or 23rd August, the day of the (Champions’ League) final… There wasn’t even time to prepare. Normally, you exit the Champions’ League, you breathe a bit, for everybody.”

“We also have the COVID problem which everyone has had but our situation is particular. We can’t forget what we are living through, a pandemic. You cannot judge things like this. We have been living in a very difficult context for everyone over the last six months. But we also need coherency to organise things in the best way possible for the French league. And this is not me criticising, I am seeking to improve. Today, a match like that, you need one of the two elite referees for me, Turpin or Bouquet. This referee has 1 Europa League match at the highest level.”

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