Thomas Tuchel looked at his two-and-a-half-year adventure on the PSG bench on Saturday during an interview for Canal +. The current Chelsea coach has a rather positive memory of his time in Ligue 1.
After a complicated start to the season in Ligue 1, Thomas Tuchel was removed from his post as PSG coach at the end of December. Now installed on the bench of Chelsea in the Premier League, the German technician took stock on Saturday of his time in France at the microphone of Canal + on the sidelines of the defeat of the Blues against West Bromwich Albion (2-5).
“It was an incredible experience, launched the predecessor of Mauricio Pochettino from the start. It was a great big club with some of the best players in the world. To have a relationship with players like these in Paris, managing personalities was a big challenge. I had an exceptional relationship with all the staff. It was always a pleasure to arrive at Camp des Loges. (There are) Many moments that I do not go don’t forget. It’s clear. “
Tuchel: “Incredible matches”
French champion twice with PSG, Thomas Tuchel also won the Coupe de la Ligue, the Coupe de France and the Champions Trophy during his adventure on the bench of the Ile-de-France club. However, the most vivid memories of the German coach are linked to the Champions League.
“We had incredible matches. We had a match against Liverpool in the Champions League. It was a match with a lot of pressure and the atmosphere at the Parc des Princes was really exceptional, the German recalled with a smile. 47 years old. The match in Manchester was incredible and maybe the second match against Manchester was the worst (the return lost in Paris in 2019, note). “
After the painful elimination against the Red Devils, PSG had a superb run during the 2019-2020 campaign until the defeat against Bayern in the final (0-1).
“The day of playing the return against Dortmund with the supporters in front of the stadium, I will never forget that. It’s clear. To be with the team in Portugal and to go to the final, it was extraordinary. There are a lot of very, very positive memories and it is necessary that it stay that way. “
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