Tuchel wants PSG to maintain high standards

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: PSG celebrate 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 Steele/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: PSG celebrate 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 Steele/Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain will play against Saint-Etienne later tonight as the team hopes to maintain their good run.

Paris Saint-Germain is looking for its 20th victory of the 2018-2019 French Ligue 1 season.

PSG will face Saint-Etienne tonight as the team comes from beating Manchester United at home in the UEFA Champions League.

“Thomas Meunier will be missing tomorrow, Choupo-Moting is ill. He trained with us yesterday, but today he’s resting,” manager Thomas Tuchel explained to the team’s official website.

“All the others should be available, we’ll wait until the end of the training session for the some of them. Neymar and Cavani are out.”

“We’ll be cautious with those who have played a lot and those who have only just come back from an injury like Marco Verratti and Presnel Kimpembe,” he added.

“They’re a very strong team that has done rather well against the league’s big teams, against the top five.”

“They have experience and a lot of quality. We also know that the atmosphere at Saint-Étienne is great, and it’ll be a big challenge for us to play them at this stage of the season,” he commented.

“When you’re at Paris Saint-Germain, you have to expect these kinds of games, you have to be ready and well prepared for each game because teams are waiting for us,” Tuchel added.

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“We have had two days off and two to prepare well. We’ll have to play to our best if we want to win at Saint-Étienne.”

“At a club like Paris Saint-Germain, you always have to show that will to win, because we want to win everything. The players who are here want to play and win too,” the PSG boss added.

“No-one at the club, whether it be the players or the staff, looks at the fixture list and considers this or that match more or less important.”

“We are here to achieve objectives and we have to prove ourselves up to the task, every day. We have to be ready to take on any challenge that crosses our path,” he concluded.

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