Thomas Tuchel reacts to 4-4 draw with Amiens & looks ahead to Dortmund: “Now is not the time to be angry.”

Speaking to Canal Plus, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel reacted to his side’s dramatic 4-4 draw with Ligue 1 club Amiens.

“Yes. We had the possibility to win and scored the fifth goal on two occasions but we didn’t do so… Ok. If I am happy? When you concede four goals, we are not happy but it is a complex situation. We came here not 100% concentrated obviously as we saw in the 1st half. The opponent had 4 shots, they scored 3 times and things became difficult after that. It is our fault because we were not concentrated enough.”

“And it showed that we played 21 or 22 matches at a top level, super concentrated, but that we were not today. But there are reasons for that… We chose to leave certain people at home, lots of players stayed home but we had a strong team on the pitch. This is normal because this is a situation before a critical Champions’ League match. We did not stumble upon the right concentration for this match and, with luck, they scored three goals. We then showed a reaction, our quality and our mentality deserved a win. But there you go, there are days where things like this happen. It was totally our fault, but we know the reason, now is not the moment be angry.”

Will Neymar play on Tuesday against Dortmund?

I cannot say today. We have to wait for training tomorrow. Listen, we’ve just finished a match and we are speaking about Neymar and Dortmund… It has been like this for many days and we can feel that it is in our heads and it started to distract today. Aside from that, we had a lot of quality with Marquinhos and Verratti who were very good. But for Tuesday, I don’t know today, we will decide tomorrow.

Canal + then showed Tuchel the following suggested XI for Tuesday’s game vs Dortmund: Navas – Meunier, Marquinhos, Silva, Kurzawa – Verratti, Gueye – Di Maria, Neymar – Icardi, Mbappé.

Tuchel didn’t even look at it and responded with laughter.

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