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'A first step' - Tuchel happy with PSG response

Publish on 13/03/2019 at 00:00 - S. WILLIS


Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel was pleased with the way his side moved on from their Champions League heartache and got the better of Dijon FCO as they returned to domestic action on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dijon FCO  0 - 4  Paris Saint-Germain

Antoine Kombouaré (Dijon coach): "We had a catastrophic start. Once PSG got the opening goal, the match was over, especially as there was no reaction from us. We started both halves catastrophically. I am not worried. We knew in our heads that this was going to be a tough match, but we made it more difficult for ourselves. Everyone is thinking about Guingamp on Saturday. That is a six-pointer. We didn't do much to upset Paris. We were expecting them to be in a vengeful mood, with players who were extra-motivated. The disappointment is that we conceded four because that is not good for our goal difference."

Thomas Tuchel (Paris Saint-Germain coach): "I was expecting that because the team had looked good in training. We have talked a lot. I was very calm and convinced that we would be capable of starting over. We played well, scored four goals and created lots of chances. It was a first step towards showing that we could react like champions. It was a good reaction. We still have objectives - we want to win the league and the Coupe de France. The supporters have been disappointed, like us, but now is the time to show that we are all together. We must accept that the result (against Manchester United) was an accident. Stay calm and keep confidence in the team."