Video: Thomas Tuchel on the Danger of Not Qualifying for Knockout Stages, Job Security, and Whether He’s Lost the Squad

After Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-1 loss to RB Leipzig on matchday three of the UEFA Champions League, plenty of supporters began calling for the firing of manager Thomas Tuchel. With the capital club in grave danger of missing the knockout stages of the competition. 

In his postgame, the German discussed with RMC Sport if Les Parisiens are feeling the danger of missing the knockout stages. 

“It’s difficult; maybe it’s our fault because we forgot to score the second goal, then we made a mistake for a penalty, and then it was a red card,” Marquinhos said. “It’s difficult at 10. It was too many situations against us. It’s a strong team.”

Then Tuchel touched on a Sky Sport report on his job security. 

“They always hear in France that the coach is in danger, and I said I did not know. It’s been like that since my arrival. Lack of support in the press? No, I didn’t say that. It is the impression that the press and the environment are very critical,” Marquinhos said. 

“We can accept, it does not change my work with the team, and it does not change the way we work with the staff and the team. It’s life as a PSG coach. It’s never enough. It is like that, and it is not a problem for me. It was a question asked yesterday, and I answered like that.”

Finally, he talked about whether or not he’s lost the squad after losing two of three Champions League matches. 

“Yes, it’s the same group that is first in Ligue 1, it’s the same guys. We do this together. There are difficult phases in sport. If you expect us to win every game, that’s your expectation and not ours because we know how we arrive for this game and in what state,” Marquinhos said.

“We know that things are difficult. Today it was possible to draw or win. We play for the direct duel in this competition. We always have the possibility of winning, we had all the possibilities today, but with a red card, it was complicated. We will try again. If we win at the Parc, the situation is reversed.”

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