Tuchel unconcerned over PSG future after disastrous defeat

Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel isn’t expecting the sack despite suffering a humbling final day defeat to Stade Reims.

Tuchel ended his debut campaign in charge of PSG on a sour note following an underwhelming 3-1 loss at Reims on Friday.

The Ligue 1 champions were second-best for large parts of the match and had keeper Gianluigi Buffon to thank in keeping the scoreline level in the early stages.

In what could be his final game for PSG, however, Buffon’s good performance soon tailed off as Baba Rahman put the ball through the Italian’s legs to score a 36th-minute opener.

Mathieu Cafaro doubled Reims’ lead in the second half before Kylian Mbappe’s scrappy finish put PSG back in the game.

The 20-year-old’s strike also enabled PSG to make a bit of history by becoming the first French team to score in all 38 of their Ligue 1 fixtures.

But Pablo Chavarria’s stoppage-time goal secured Reims a 3-1 victory over PSG, who have now lost three of their last 10 games.

Furthermore, Tuchel’s side have only won the Ligue 1 this term after losing to Rennes in the Coupe de France final on penalties. They also suffered early Champions League and Coupe de la Ligue exits.

Despite all these recent setbacks, however, Tuchel remains confident he will be at the Parc Des Princes next season.

“I think I can say yes [I will stay]. But, in football, it can change every day,” said Tuchel, according to Yahoo.

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“You often ask me, but I am here. If it changes, it will not be down to me.”

The German coach is expected to splash the cash in the summer transfer window, with defensive reinforcements likely to be the priority.

Although Tuchel did highlight the need for a change in attitude from his squad amid reports of Neymar getting involved in a feud with his team-mates.

“We have to focus, be together, the club, the staff, the team,” Tuchel said.

“We must be strict and find our spirit, our way of working from the beginning of the season. We have to be consistent in our decisions, all together.”

PSG finished their 2018/19 Ligue 1 campaign on 91 points.


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