Not a lot is being said from Paris Saint-Germain over the video of Presnel Kimpembe’s brother using colorful language to insult manager Thomas Tuchel after the 2-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund earlier this week.
We know that Kimpembe has apologized to his coach and that Tuchel isn’t holding his brother’s words against him but it’s been radio silence since.
While there’s been no official statement from the club, Lille OSC manager, Christophe Galtier, took a stand and defended his coaching brethren. Before starting a recent press conference on Thursday, Galtier decided to speak on the situation as reported by Le10Sport.
“I want to send a message of support to Thomas Tuchel. A player’s family member has taken the liberty of publicly insulting Thomas. I position myself as a coach. I find it very serious. Some people should use their brains more than their phones.”
The main topic of discussion regarding PSG right now centers around the loss to Dortmund and the potential repercussions if they can’t turn the tie around. Still, the elephant in the room is the awkward situation that Tuchel finds himself in as family members of players are taking shots at him. We saw the same thing with Unai Emery and he didn’t last long after that.
Hopefully, Tuchel and Kimpembe have come to an understanding because, on March 11, Dortmund visits the Parc des Princes and the German tactician will need the center-back to be at the top of his game to get out of the hole they dug for themselves.
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