Paris Saint-Germain fell 2-1 to Manchester United FC to kick-off matchday one of the UEFA Champions League. With the capital club unable to score a goal, the French football media came with their knives to carve up the squad.
Most of the media are making their way towards manager Thomas Tuchel, who is taking the criticism after the loss. RMC Sport analyst Daniel Riolo didn’t hold back his thoughts as he took aim at the German on After Foot RMC.
“PSG were disappointing, they are not ready. Why? What does Tuchel do? Its compositions, its diagrams, we no longer understand anything. We no longer know where this PSG team is going,” Riolo said.
The rant continued as Riolo began questioning Tuchel’s tactics.
“Now, I don’t want us to focus on Tuchel and take him apart! I’m sick of the players’ responsibility being hidden. Tuchel certainly has some responsibility, but the players make choices on the pitch. And these choices were really not good. Thomas Tuchel was surprised by the bus Solskjaer had prepared with seven defensive players and Pogba on the bench. Except that he starts with three number six and three players in front who must scramble and do what they want,” Riolo said.
“We don’t know who is playing the false 9, who is playing the false winger, we don’t even know where Di Maria is anymore… This thing with Neymar, Di Maria, and Neymar in front of it doesn’t work! They don’t believe it, it sucks, I want a nine. In a football team, you need a nine. Neymar and Mbappé’s playing intentions are not collectively good. They keep too much of the ball, they want to do too much. I’m tired of seeing Mbappé’s scissors, but damn give the ball.”
🗣💬 "Tant que Tuchel ne nous expliquera pas comment il veut faire jouer ce trio devant, je ne comprendrais pas cette équipe."
D. Riolo dénonce le manque de transition, d'implication et de simplicité dans le jeu du PSG quand Charbonnier parle de l'autogestion du trio offensif pic.twitter.com/dtiC6zXo1x
— After Foot RMC (@AfterRMC) October 20, 2020
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