When viewed from the score, Paris Saint-Germain’s victory over Manchester United looks convincing, but coach Thomas Tuchel actually considers that his team’s victory was colored by luck.
As is known, Paris Saint-Germain visited Old Trafford to play the 5th Matchdays of the European Champions League on Thursday morning WIB yesterday (03/12).
This match can be considered crucial for Paris Saint-Germain because Neymar et al still need additional points to advance to the last 16.
At first, many doubted that last season’s Champions League finalists would be able to win, because at the first meeting in Paris, they were beaten by a landslide score of 0-3.
But in the end, Thomas Tuchel’s team really avenged the defeat with a 3-1 victory over hosts Manchester United.
After the match, coach Thomas Tuchel did not deny the fact that Manchester United really bothered his squad in the first 15 minutes.
“In the first 15 minutes of the second half, we suffered a lot,” Tuchel told the Manchester Evening News.
In fact, when viewed in terms of performance in the second half, Thomas Tuchel actually felt that Neymar cs was shaded by luck because he did not concede a goal in return from the host.
“We didn’t play with enough discipline. We often lose the ball easily and that’s why we got three very dangerous counter-attacks.” He said.
Yes, the position did look convincing, but Thomas Tuchel could tell that his team’s victory in the match was sheltered by luck. The reason is, the home team had recorded a number of golden opportunities that almost ended in goals.
“We are very lucky we didn’t concede the second goal. But we don’t want to lose this match. Games like this are always difficult.” he said.
Unfortunately, this victory is still not certain to bring Manchester United through to the last 16. They still have to pick up points in the final group match against Istanbul Basaksehir. The match is planned to take place on 9 December.
However, before this match PSG had to face Montpellier in the French Ligue 1 continued this weekend.