The PSG board has said they retain the trust they had on Thomas Tuchel despite the devastating defeat to Manchester United last night.
“I trust the coach,” Al Khelaifi said, via L’Equipe. “We will see his decision, if he wants to change or if he does not change. But it’s not because we have lost a match that we have to act now. We must make decisions with a cool head. But this is not the moment. We want to calm down. We want to see what the coach wants too. It’s very important.”
“I’m very disappointed with the result and the game. I don’t understand how we lost,” he said. “We won 2-0 there. Here in Paris we lost 3-1. We gave them everything to win. It was easy for them. I don’t understand.”
Tuchel for his part, expressed bemusement at the result. Asked if his team failed to cope with the pressure, he said, “I can’t say yes, but I can’t say no, because we showed a very good reaction after the first goal to United. We reacted well and played very well in the first 30 minutes with a lot of chances. We had opportunities for a second or third goal but we did not convert them.”