PSG boss takes blame for 2-2 draw against Strasbourg


Thomas Tuchel takes blame for home draw against Strasbourg

PSG boss, Thomas Tuchel has claimed it was his fault to have used an overly defensive formation that caused them to draw 2-2 home against Strasbourg on Sunday night. 

The Ligue 1 champions were frustrated by visiting Strasbourg in Paris on Sunday a result that forced them to wait to clinch another domestic title and delayed the French giants’ championship celebrations.

A 82nd-minute equalizer from Thilo Kehrer’s salvaged a draw for PSG after Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s astonishing miss the Cameroon forward inexplicably stopping team-mate Christopher Nkunku’s chip over goalkeeper Matz Sels on the line with his left foot just as the ball was about to roll into the net.

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Tuchel told reporters after the match he was not happy with his playing formation;

‘I’m upset because I made a bad decision before the game. With an overly offensive playing structure. It was not possible for us to control the counterattacks during the first half.

‘It was very difficult to control the counterattacks. We changed that at half-time. In the second half we controlled the game and played on the other side.

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‘Strasbourg had no goalscoring opportunities. It’s my fault today during the first half of the game. It’s a shame because my team is mentally tired because we are still only 14 or 15 players. Always a small group in training.

‘It was necessary to protect our players and our game and give rhythm. I didn’t do it.

‘It’s my fault and I’m offended,he added.


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