Video: ‘We Completely Stopped Doing What Was Necessary to Win’ – Tuchel on Second Half Collapse Against Monaco

The FIFA international break came at the right time for Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel, who’s in the hot seat with plenty speculating when the capital club will sack the German. 

After a few days away, Tuchel and Les Parisiens had the opportunity to get off on the right foot against AS Monaco to help set the tone with their most significant match of the season looming against RB Leipzig. 

With Kylian Mbappé scoring two goals and PSG getting off to a 2-0 start, it seemed as though the break served them well. However, then came the second half, where Monaco scored three unanswered goals to walk away with a 3-2 victory. 

Once the match was over, Tuchel spoke with Téléfoot to discuss what went wrong in the second half that led to the defeat. 

“In the second half, we completely stopped doing what was necessary to win, to defend, to defend as a whole, to remain aggressive. We totally lost our performance. It is clearly our responsibility. It’s clearly our fault,” Tuchel said. 

“It’s possible to lose but not like today. It was weird, and it wasn’t necessary because we had controlled the first half well. The second half was catastrophic. The first was controlled. Our third goal was valid. But we weren’t serious enough. We are totally responsible for losing this match.

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