Tuchel: 'Bounce back'
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel spoke to the media ahead of the Week 20 Ligue 1 clash away to Amiens, this Saturday 12 January at 17:00 at the Stade de la Licorne:
"There are some injured players. Kimpembe can't play due to a groin strain. He can't pass or shoot and underwent further examinations this morning. Buffon and Rimane have calf injuries and Jesé has a knee problem. After the match on Wednesday, Mbappé and Neymar were a bit tired. We will see on Friday afternoon, after training, if they will play on Saturday."
"It's not easy to analyse this type of match. The result certainly doesn't reflect the statistics of the match. We will analyse all that today and tomorrow. We will talk about the little details because the stats suggest we should have won, but that's football and why everyone loves this sport."
"Everyone was very upset and disappointed after the loss to Guingamp. After a defeat, that's normal. It doesn't matter how many games you have won... losing always hurts. The players had a good attitude and spirit in training on Thursday and showed a lot of quality. We have to continue like that. It's important to bounce back and be ready to play well on Saturday. Playing straight away is a good way to erase the memory of Guingamp."
"In our situation, turnover is important so that all the players are ready for the important period after the training camp in Doha. We mustn't take any risks. But it's not necessary to change the entire squad every game either. But it will be necessary to play as many matches as possible at the highest intensity possible. Everyone that plays needs to be at 100% and show that they want to stay in the team."
"In my opinion, Kylian is a very dangerous striker in the opposition box. He loves that central role, like Cavani. He has the chance to interact with Neymar and Verratti. They need to have a good relationship and understanding. I think it's his best position."