The PSG manager has coached Mbappe, Aubameyang, and Dembele, and he didn’t want to rank who was his best pupil.
German manager Thomas Tuchel has coached some of the world’s biggest stars during his professional career.
He started in 2007 with FC Augsburg II and then in 2009 with Mainz.
In 2015 he started a two-year tenure with Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga, until 2018 where he moved to Paris Saint-Germain.
And here, he has been able to train Kylian Mbappe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Ousmane Dembele, among others.
Asked who was the best player he coached, he didn’t want to say.
“That’s a dangerous question!” Tuchel told Goal.
“I’ve coached Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele… Auba will always remain in my heart.”
“Kylian is exceptional, but Neymar and Cavani are also up there. Incredible players. I don’t like phrases like ‘the best’ or ‘better than’. We’re very happy with our players,” he added.
“Everyone in the locker room knows how reliable and super important Mbappe is, but I don’t rank players. He still has things he needs to improve, even if that’s hard to believe!”
“Everyone pushes him to his limits and he is able to do that. He’s of massive importance this season,” he commented.
“It’s a combination of things.”
“You have to push, push, push – and protect them too. Marquinhos has the qualities to become one of the best players in the world,” he said about his tactics.
“I can’t always take credit. It’s a good time, which we savor, but it’s the hard work that allows us to do that. The mentality of the players allows us to do that too.”
“Those things are necessary for us to achieve great things – that’s down to the merits of the players. We get a little bit of luck here and there but we have quality. Not just technical and tactical, but in character and mentality,” he added.
“I’m just doing my best.”
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 25, 2019