Soccer – PSG
Posted on Oct 15th, 2020 @ 3:30 pm by TM
Thomas Tuchel, who was present at a press conference this Thursday before the meeting against Nîmes, could not avoid questions about the recent tensions between him and Leonardo. While things were getting hot between the two strong men from PSG, the German did everything right.
While the transfer market closed its doors on October 5th, Thomas Tuchel finally saw Moise Kean, Danilo Pereira and Rafinha join his workforce in the final hours of this transfer window. Which certainly gives the PSG coach a smile, who a few days earlier had not hidden his need for reinforcement. Indeed, before the meeting against Angers, the German had publicly pointed out the management of Leonardo and regretted the many departures of the free players and the lack of reinforcement. An exit that obviously did not go unnoticed and shortly afterwards the sports director of PSG did not hesitate to answer Thomas Tuchel to put him in his place. “We didn’t like the statement. The club didn’t like it, I didn’t like it. We are currently living in a very serious situation, not just in football, ”he replied to the media, adding a little more fuel to the fire. As a result, tensions broke out between the Brazilian and the German in broad daylight, which provoked a great reaction. It has been a few days since that crash and the transfer window has ended with these many last minute arrivals. What to relieve inner tension?
“We haven’t had any contact since Leonardo”
Thomas Tuchel had not appeared in front of the press since his ranting against Leonardo and his reaction. The German finally spoke on Thursday on the sidelines of the meeting between PSG and Nîmes that Friday. Obviously, one of the main topics of this press conference was the relationship with Leonardo and the possible tension with him. On this topic, which caused so many reactions, Tuchel put things in perspective and assured: “I gave my opinion. That’s it in football. I don’t take it personally. After that we had no more contact with Leonardo. We did the training and we did that for 2 weeks. (…) Yes, you know very well that it is a strong group, that the team is very close, very close. At the same time there is conflict, but it doesn’t change the fact that everything is tight. I gave my opinion, he gave his opinion, and I don’t take things personally in football. Now things are clear and we can move forward because to me it’s not personal. “