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Tuchel undaunted by the criticisms over PSG's spiritless win

Fri 27 November 2020 | 19:52

Paris Saint-Germain was criticized for the way of their success over RB Leipzig, however, their head coach says that felt differently for him.

Thomas Tuchel

says he "understands" criticisms about his team yet excused its validity when coming from fans and columnists viewing from a "sofa". 

PSG was unorganized in the

Champions League

fixture against

RB Leipzig

on Tuesday, as last season's beaten finalists snatched a troublesome 1-0 win.

Neymar

's scored a decisive penalty in the 11th minute, and that was one of the only three attempts on goal they had throughout the whole game.

Tuchel said after the game that he would not be apologetic for winning a game which some think of it as an unappealing win, with Leipzig having 63 percent of possession and firing 15 shots toward PSG goal. 

He put the disappointing execution down to exhaustion brought about by the team's busy timetable, however, it was not their lone unremarkable showcase as of late. 

The Parisians

had lost three of their past seven games in all rivalries and Tuchel has needed to battle with inquiries concerning his future, yet the German was quick to remind fans and journalists that they don't see all that he sees.

"If it [criticism] hits the locker room, it'll tighten us up," he told reporters ahead of Saturday's visit of Bordeaux. "For me it is very clear. I can understand the criticisms, but we have different positions. The critics are supporters, journalists, but I'm not [watching] on TV, or on my sofa.

"I'm with my team, I live every pass, every sprint with my team and you have a completely different feeling after a match like that than in front of a TV.

"I can accept the criticism, but you can also accept that we have another feeling. I had the feeling that the journalists wanted to convince me of their opinions, but I did not have the same opinion because I am a small part of this group."


source: SportMob