Paris Saint-Germain was dealt an embarrassing 4-1 loss on Wednesday night by Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. Even with this, the squad isn’t demoralized or questioning manager Luis Enrique.
While it’s not the team’s desired result, RMC Sport’s Fabrice Hawkins reports that those around PSG explain that no one is demobilized and that patience is needed after all the changes this summer.
Furthermore, they believe that time is needed for this reconstruction and that the defeat against Newcastle should not call everything into question. The club broadcasts the same message on winning nights.
🚨 Dans l’entourage du PSG, on explique que personne n’est démobilisé et qu’il faut de la patience après tous les changements réalisés cet été.
On estime qu’il faut du temps pour cette reconstruction et que la défaite face à Newcastle ne doit pas tout remettre en cause. Le club…
— Hadrien Grenier (@hadrien_grenier) October 5, 2023
PSG is rebuilding and presumably wants to avoid making emotion-based decisions on Enrique. The French club probably wants a manager for the foreseeable future, like Manchester City and Liverpool have, respectively.
Luis Enrique: No issues with the PSG players’ attitude despite Newcastle loss
Despite a terrible game against the Premier League club, the Spanish tactician doesn’t note any problems in the squad. Enrique stated postgame that PSG has many issues to improve, but it doesn’t seem like he’s lost the team.
“There was no problem with the attitude of my players,” Enrique told reporters Wednesday. “Maybe you saw another match. The attitude was optimal. (…) There are things to improve in the match.
“I wasn’t happy with what we did in the last 20 meters. For the rest, I was happy because they did what I asked. We made mistakes on the goals but at this level, these are things that we cannot do.”
Luis Enrique: “There was no problem with the attitude of my players, maybe you saw another match. The attitude was optimal. (…) There are things to improve in the match.”
“I wasn't happy with what we did in the last 20 meters. For the rest, I was happy because they did what I… pic.twitter.com/6kNLOcaWKb
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