Tuchel Explains Decision to Sub in Kean Against Manchester United

For much of the first half, Paris Saint-Germain was unable to formulate much of a potent attack against Manchester United in its opening UEFA Champions League group stage fixture of the season. Over the first half, PSG dominated possession but racked up a mere two shots on target.

For the second half, manager Thomas Tuchel decided to make a change in hopes of opening the attack more for the team. He subbed in Moise Kean, which gave PSG three forwards on the pitch. PSG had some promising attacking sequences over the final 45 minutes of the contest but still was not able to break through for a goal from one of its own players.

Following the contest, Tuchel spoke (via Le10Sport) about Kean’s showing and the decision to sub him in for the second half.

“I hope you can understand that I do not want to speak individually of a performance, like that of Kean,” Tuchel said. “Now is not the time to analyze individual performance. With him, we tried to bring a little more physical impact in order to open up a little more space for Kylian, Ney and Angel. He gave everything.”

Kean recorded one shot over the contest and struggled to find a place on the pitch. This was just Kean’s second appearance for PSG, so he can only improve from here on out.

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