Paris (dpa) – After the League Cup victory with Paris Saint-Germain in the penalty shoot-out against Olympique Lyon, Thomas Tuchel attacked.
“Show me a team that scores four or five goals in every game. It is not possible, “said the 46-year-old after the last whistle. At the Stade de France in Paris Saint-Denis, the Tuchel team won 6-5 on penalties on Friday. After 120 minutes it was 0-0. “It’s clear to me: you will always find something negative,” Tuchel said to press representatives. Problems always had to be looked for. “There is no problem, we won,” said the football coach and guessed what was to come.
The French media still see room for improvement among Parisians before the Champions League continues. “Paris celebrates its trophies, but they lack lightness,” said the French daily “Le Parisien”. Football is back after the corona-related hiatus, but PSG lacks fighting spirit. The game, in which it had been 0-0 after extra time, showed a “restrictive idea of football”.
Last week, Tuchel’s star ensemble around Brazilian superstar Neymar won the national cup, the championship was awarded to the club after the end of the season in the wake of the Corona pandemic. At the beginning of the season, the capital also won the national Super Cup. “I am proud of my team. They like to play together,” said Tuchel after the fourth title reduction.
The League Cup final was “often disappointing” in terms of intensity and performance, according to the French sports newspaper “L’Equipe”. The last ten minutes of the regular season were the most successful of the evening, the extra time was only in slow motion. In general, the game lacked speed.
Both clubs will continue in the Champions League in August. The Tuchel team meets Atalanta Bergamo at the final tournament in Lisbon in the quarterfinals. Lyon has yet to play the first leg of the back game at Juventus, the first leg OL had won 1-0.