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Tuchel, legitimacy called into question

ByRoborto Sykes

Nov 1, 2020

Since the start of the season, Thomas Tuchel has complained regularly about the pace imposed on his players, sent one after the other to visit the Paris Saint-Germain infirmary. Between injuries and positive cases of Covid-19, the Parisian coach shares his annoyance at each press conference. What to react Frank Leboeuf, invited to speak this Sunday during the Téléfoot show.

If for the former of the France team, Thomas Tuchel “is right to alert the football world“, the fact “that he is the only one to do it” brought to “ask the question of a certain legitimacy. And when the PSG coach evokes cases of injury on the side of Liverpool or Manchester City, Frank Leboeuf looks for his part on the side of German clubs, visibly much more spared. This does not detract from the fact that the Parisian players are embarrassed in their preparation.

A vicious circle

Neymar’s injury is one too many and it pushed him to speak to authorities about the pandemic which is truncating preparations. The list goes on at PSG. In September, there were players with Covid who returned and injured themselves. They lose their physical potential and do not have time to recover. So at one point, it breaks out.“A vicious circle from which Thomas Tuchel will therefore have a hard time getting out, he who still trembled this Saturday at the time of the premature exits of Moise Kean and Kylian Mbappé, against Nantes (0-3).