Tuchel: ‘I feel like Di Maria has lost some things’

Thu 17 December 2020 | 10:57

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel has defended his decision to leave out Argentine star Angel Di Maria, saying he is not the same as before.


Paris Saint-Germain

's 2-0 win over


in yesterday's match, PSG boss,

Thomas Tuchel

left out the Argentine star

Angel Di Maria

and replaced him with

Moise Kean

. Kean scored PSG's second goal.

At the end of the game,


was asked about why

Di Maria

was not included in the starting line-up. He defended his decision, saying he is not the same as before.

"I feel like Angel has lost some things that were easy for him before, but that's how it is,"

Tuchel told reporters

"We changed the structure in the last minutes against Leipzig, in Manchester, against Basaksehir here, and in Montpellier.

"We were a little stronger in this structure, in 5-3-2. It's a little easier for Rafinha in this position, in the midfield, he is more decisive. But it is a decision of the moment. I'm never going to stop believing in Angel.

"It is in my head, it is in my heart, even if at the moment it is less easy. He tried again today, but lacks that click. It is more difficult but it does not matter."

source: SportMob