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Nantes-PSG: reactions

Publish on 18/04/2019 at 00:00 - S. WILLIS


Thomas Tuchel said his PSG side deserved to lose at Nantes; Patrick Collot - deputising for the missing Vahid Halilhodzic - was impressed with Les Canaris but says they are not safe yet.

Wednesday, 17 April, 2019

 FC Nantes 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain

Patrick Collot (Nantes assistant coach): "We have the quality to beat big teams. The players showed self-sacrifice, willingness, and respect for the gameplan. We wanted to thwart Paris and get forward quickly, and we did it well. It's always the same when a team start to come back, we wondered if we were going to finish the job, but it ended well. We're on track, but our top-flight survival isn't guaranteed yet. Whether we like it or not we still have a difficult season, but the players have always responded well."

Thomas Tuchel (PSG coach): "We played very badly and deserved to lose. In Lille, we controlled the match, but today we failed to perform for 90 minutes. We can play and we can lose and we'll always defend the players if they have the right mind-set and play with hunger, but today that's not possible. We had nine injured players recuperating at Camp des Loges and we saw the consequences. I don't know how many of them will be back for Monaco on Sunday. It's a difficult situation. Leaving out Kylian Mbappé was my decision. There is no further explanation."