Four days after taking the measure of Metz at the Parc des Princes, PSG will challenge Nice away from home on Sunday. The Parisians hope to continue with a new success, in order to confirm their rebound and switch to a positive dynamic. Thomas Tuchel, the team coach, is optimistic in this regard because he feels a new wind blowing since last Wednesday. “We are happy to have three days between the two games. Today is the first day for training together. We will observe. Winning is the best thing to recover, ”he said.
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The Parisians are therefore in reconquest mode. They are confident for the future, but they would have been even more confident if they had been able to count on their supporters, at home and away. Tuchel acknowledged that this is a factor that matters because it can be disruptive. “Tomorrow (Sunday), we play behind closed doors. Maybe it’s an advantage yes but we lack spectators, he regretted. Not only at the Park but also outside. It lacks a lot, it gives energy. In Lens it was an extraordinary atmosphere. Of course that’s an advantage, but it’s not decisive. This atmosphere is greatly missed by my players. “
“We have a too small group”
What could also help Paris is to have reinforcements by the close of the transfer market. As he does almost on each of his media releases, the German manager has admitted that his squad, as it stands at the moment, is too small to meet the goals he has set for himself. “We have a small group. There is always the risk of overusing the players, this is the case with Kehrer who may not be in the squad (…) It’s always the goal to have a squad ready to start a championship. The priority is clear, we need an attacker, a central defender and a midfielder. We must replace the players we have lost ”.