‘I Think the Rotten Branches Were Cut at PSG’ – French Football Journalist Shares Harsh Criticism for Thiago Silva and Thomas Tuchel

Over the last six months, Paris Saint-Germain has seen a change as various staples of the club have departed the French capital. 

In the summer, Les Parisiens said goodbye to captain Thiago Silva and their all-time leading goal scorer Edinson Cavani. A few months later, the capital club decided to sack manager Thomas Tuchel over the holiday break. 

Despite tough decisions made by PSG, for one French football pundit, they were the correct decisions. During his appearance on RTL radio (via Canal Supporters), journalist Dominique Séverac stated that moving on from Tuchel and Silva was the right decision; however, it was in a harsher tone. 

“I think the rotten branches were cut at PSG,” Séverac said. “I think Thiago Silva is no longer there, the captain who retreats to the point of defending on the Porte de Saint-Cloud ring road. I think Thomas Tuchel, marked by the failure of Manchester United – like Unai Emery by that of Barcelona – is no longer there.”

“These people couldn’t embody anything anymore. I believe in Navas, the quiet force of Marquinhos. I think Pochettino is very, very calm about this event. I’m not saying that PSG will win, that they will have a great match, but they will qualify.”

Although Silva and Tuchel were apart of two collapses that remained engraved in PSG supporters’ memories. Other players contributed to these collapses that remain part of the squad. Blaming the embarrassing defeats on two people who are no longer with PSG seems like any cop-out to analyze what went wrong in those two fixtures. 

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