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Tuchel praises Di Maria after PSG beat Nice

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PSG reigns again as a double goal from Neymar and another goal from Christopher Nkunk makes PSG champions as they defeat Nice 3-0 to grab their eighth straight Ligue 1 victory.

PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel believes it is “a gift” working with Angel Di Maria.

“I like Di Maria a lot, he is so gifted,” Tuchel said of the Argentine via Goal, who impressed as part of a three-man forward featured alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

“I watched him play with Real Madrid and for me, I could not believe I could train him at some point back then.”

“Now he is my player, it’s a gift for me. It’s easy with him as he is every day one of the first to come to training.”

“He has a lot of skills, he always plays for the team, it’s really a gift.”

Tuchel added that it was important to keep his players fresh while ensuring his ideas got across.

“First of all, I appreciate the fact that my players trust me and my ideas,” he added.

“It was important, our third game in one week, Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday. So the structure was important, to play 3-5-2 today.”

“Nice are brave when they have the ball. I did not want my team to run without the ball. That’s why we change to play in 3-5-2.”

“[The] players were open to this idea. We trained once yesterday like that and it was top. They played bravely.”