Tuchel: No more rotation of goalkeepers

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 28: Alphonse Areola of Paris Saint-Germain and Gianluigi Buffon of Paris Saint-Germain warm up ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool at Parc des Princes on November 28, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has confirmed he will stick to one goalkeeper next season suggesting there would be no rotation.

 

Reports are rife the recent development was directed to veteran goalkeeper Buffon who may likely leave the French Champions at the end of the season.

Buffon only joined the French champions from Juventus last summer, but he has featured in just four of their previous 13 League games.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Gianluigi Buffon of PSG celebrates victory during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019, in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Italian’s contract expires at the end of the season, and Tuchel made it clear he would no longer be alternated with Alphonse Areola.

“We’re perhaps the first club to always rotate our goalkeepers and it was made possible by two exceptional lads like Gigi and Alphonse, who have teamed up and supported each other,” he said at a Press conference cited on Football Italia.

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“But we can’t keep going like this. We’ll change next season. The goalkeeper’s role is a special one and it’s not possible to change every two or three games.

“There will be no more rotation. I can’t say who the starter will be as I haven’t decided yet, but we certainly won’t change every three games.”

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