Under the hashtag “AskLeo”, the PSG offered this Tuesday morning an exchange between the supporters of the club and Leonardo, the sporting director.
In a context of tension between the Brazilian and coach Thomas Tuchel, the word of the first was expected. Since his intervention in early October, where he had reframed the German technician following his comments on the transfer window, Leonardo had not spoken. However, the situation has not really improved, especially in sport with the two defeats of the Champions League against Manchester United (2-1) at the Park and Leipzig (2-1) last week.
While Tuchel admitted that he felt “perhaps” a little alone in front of his leaders and that the criticisms on his choices are made more and more pressing, Leonardo, sitting on the edge of the lawn at the Parc des Princes, has launched via PSG TV: “The truth is that internally we never thought of changing Tuchel. We never called anyone. Never. Afterwards people speak because the role of coach of PSG (interests) a lot of people. (…) I think we must move forward. We have a lot of worries, we have never lost two Champions League games. But we must avoid losing energy. The important thing is what we will experience until Christmas, either in the Champions League or to keep our position in the league. “
While the name of Thiago Motta comes up sometimes, with the interest regularly shown by the former midfielder to one day coach PSG, Leonardo redefined his thinking a little later. “It’s a role that arouses envy, it’s normal,” he added. But honestly there is nothing. We have time. Now is not the time to take stock. The plane left, we took off, we will see what will happen. The moment is to find the right timing to do things and especially to create as little problem as possible. We will have 40 days which will be very important for us. “
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