At his pre-match press conference ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s match against Amiens SC at the Parc des Princes, manager Thomas Tuchel was asked to share his best and worst memory of 2019.
We’ll start with Tuchel’s best memory of the year but it’s more like a collection of memories.
“There are a lot of good memories because I really like working here, I really like my players, the group, the staff, everyone who is here. I can honestly say that I am enjoying myself and that I am very happy to arrive here every day, to work with everyone. I feel that it is a great gift for me, to live in football and in a club like PSG, to have confidence. That’s what is best.”
When it comes to his worst memory, well, you can probably predict what that is.
“It’s easy. This is the second game against Manchester United.”
If you remember, Paris Saint-Germain took a 2-0 lead into the return leg at the Parc des Princes and proceeded to lose 3-1 to a depleted Red Devils squad and crashed out of the UEFA Champions League.
I suppose Tuchel could have selected the Coupe de France final loss to Stade Rennais but at that point in the season, the wind had already been knocked out of PSG’s sails due to the previous loss to United. That result really did define PSG’s season.
Hopefully, Tuchel and PSG can experience some success in the Champions League to erase that bad memory.
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