Thomas Tuchel : «An excellent first half»

Thomas Tuchel, Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes – who made his debut at the Parc des Princes – spoke to PSG TV after the 1-0 win over Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes on Saturday:

Thomas Tuchel (Paris Saint-Germain coach):
"We really struggled to score, despite playing an excellent first half. We dominated, won back possession well and created a lot of chances. We have played 4-4-2 a lot recently, but we can also play in different formations. Tonight Edinson (Cavani) suffered a muscle injury. The match against Manchester United is coming up very soon, and we will use the time to recover as quickly as possible. This match is a huge challenge for us and it's always better to play these types of matches with your key players. We already know that Ney is out, and we have doubts about Marco (Verratti) and Edi (Cavani)."

Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain midfielder):
"I am very happy to be back on the pitch after a few weeks on the sidelines. We had chances in the first half, but we suffered more in the second. We need to keep improving. We didn't manage to kill the game off. Everyone is impatient for Tuesday's game. It will be a magnificent match to be a part of and we have confidence in our own ability. We all know that this is a very important match for the us and the club. We need everyone to win. We need to attack and defend together. I am convinced we will play well."

Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain midfielder):
"I didn't play for several weeks before signing here, but I felt good on the pitch tonight. I've been here for a few days now and have been made to feel at home by the other players. We have a very big match coming up on Tuesday against Manchester. We will do everything to prepare as well as possible."