Thomas Tuchel must turn at PSG

The German wenscoach of the sheiks from Qatar has been pressing task, namely the CL win. In the heenwedstrijd of the eighth finals he misses the sleutelpionnen Neymar Jr. and Edinson Cavani.

Thomas Tuchel and Edinson Cavani © AFP

Last summer was Thomas Tuchel (45) with the necessary skepticism of received in the French capital. Because actually were others more as a favorite, floated as a successor for the Spaniard Unai Emery (to Arsenal): Luis Enrique, Carlo Such and Mauricio Pochettino. The German ex-coach of FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund was for many the great unknown. He was considered inexperienced, to little success for a team where the owners are from Qatar, since 2011, more than € 1 billion invested, the most prestigious European cup to conquer. Because on the achievements of the ex-defender is adorned with only a DFB-Pokal with Borussia Dortmund.

Headstrong German

But since his performance is already nine months ago, convinced Tuchel already a lot of followers. Only in the coming weeks and months prove that the headstrong German in addition to a new title in the Ligue1 also can meet the standard of the Champions League. When the draw for the eighth finals, when Manchester United out of the drum came, there was still no problem.

After a heavy voorrondegroep on the kampioenenbal had survived, with Liverpool and Napoli, they played everyone on a pile in the French league. And the Mancunians krasselden when under their previous manager, José Mourinho. The stolid Portuguese was a day after the draw be redirected and replaced by ex-attacker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian changed thoroughly the face of twintigvoudig English champion Manchester United.

Race against the clock

Very different doing it in the meantime Tuchel. After the first seizoensnederlaag in the Ligue1 (2-1 at Ol. Lyon), a 0-3 victory after renewals in the cup in the void of Villefranche and the tight 1-0 win against Bordeaux was followed by a downer. The Uruguayan topschuter Edinson Cavani fell out with a dijbeenletsel, after taking the decisive penalty.

It is hoped that the ‘Matador’ is the return at the Parc des Princes takes on 6 march. That’ll be a race against the clock, just as the return of flagship Neymar Jr.. The Brazilian balgoochelaar by a broken metatarsal, the duels against Red Devil Romelu Lukaku forced to let go. Until the middle of april is a comeback.

Fortunately, there is also good news. The return of the Italian shock absorber Marco Verratti, who are in the middle of January to the left ankle hurt. The international is the stabilizing factor in the sterrengezelschap, where now a lot of pressure on the shoulders of top talent Kylian Mbappé.

‘My’ trainer

“For me, my trainer is the best in the world. He proved it today”, claimed PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi after the 2-1 victory against Liverpool at the end of november. A misrepresentation of the facts, because the decision for Tuchel was taken by a majority Tamim Al Thani. In addition to emir, he is also the head of state of Qatar, in Doha after a personal interview with Tuchel the knot final doorhakte. The question is whether or Tuchel, with the last pieces of the puzzle successfully.

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