Discover the reactions of Thomas Tuchel and Claude Puel after the meeting between AS Saint-Etienne and Paris Saint-Germain (0-4, 18th day in Ligue 1 Conforama).
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Thomas Tuchel (PSG coach) : " We made three games with a good mentality and a lot of quality, together. We worked with the ball with seriousness and intensity. It's a good time for us. We created many opportunities. We never stopped working defensively, even after the red card. I am pleased. Saint-Etienne created opportunities, but we played with too much confidence and made simple mistakes. But we also created many opportunities. Paredes still scores on training, it was necessary for him to score now. It deserves it. He took the opportunity to show his quality, that he is a player who can play for us. He works a lot defensively and has quality with the ball. He is in good shape. I am very happy for him. (…) I'm still a little nervous. But when Neymar shoots (a penalty), I'm pretty sure he'll score. He is sad because he always wants to score. He will shoot it next time and he will notice it. Thiago Silva felt something. He could play, but now wasn't the time to take a risk.
If we can continue to play in this system? Yes, I think it's possible. To Montpellier, I had the impression that it was the intensity of a Champions League match. Against Galatasaray things went well. We have several opportunities for big games. We must continue to work with more systems. Everyone was available this week for training, so it was time to try a few things. We must be aggressive in defense, even in 4-4-2. I try to find the best solutions for the team ".
Claude Puel (AS Saint-Etienne coach) : " We were not very good at the fight. We suffered without being enterprising, without aggression. Following this goal (10th), it is a shame not to materialize our equalization ball. After the expulsion (from Aholou in the 25th minute) … it becomes difficult. After all, we had many opportunities. I enjoyed our second period, we didn't split up. We should have scored on many occasions. I regret the start of the fight. And then after the expulsion it becomes difficult. We are not to judge PSG on this match. We made it easy for them. We are worse at the moment. We shoot a lot at the same players, and that's not enough. There is an obvious lack of freshness. We have few players who can make the difference on the offensive level. I don't have them ".
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