AS Saint-Etienne : Tuchel angry at the media: “You are always looking for the negative” – ​​Coupe de la Ligue | ASSE News

The Parisian coach did not really appreciate the questions on the background of “his” PSG on Friday.

At the Stade de France

The victory in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue (0-0 ap, 6-5 tab) : “We won four trophies in one season, that’s the maximum. It was necessary to suffer a little, that’s how it is. We play against a team which is in the knockout stages of the Champions League and which has every chance of reaching the quarterfinals. Ander analyzed the match very well (the Spaniard answered questions from the media before coach Tuchel, editor’s note). I am very proud of him and of my team because they are reliable guys who play together, who enjoy working and suffering together. It’s very nice. I am very proud, very happy. We have four titles and we have the possibility of playing a quarter-final of the Champions League. “

The wounded : “We have to wait. I think these are just cramps for Marquinhos and Thiago Silva. Layvin Kurzawa, maybe it’s a little injury. (…) Juan Bernat fit against Sochaux (friendly match on August 5 at Parc des Princes, editor’s note)? I really hope so. At the same time, I am very happy with Mitch (Bakker). (…) Colin (Dagba) said yesterday (Thursday) that it was only 95%. Layvin has done really well this week. For two weeks, he had the capacity, and the quality too. But it is not easy for him, a left-hander, to play on the right. But he did well, he did the best he could. Thilo (Kehrer), it was really important that he came home. Like Abdou (Diallo), he entered, he was ready to win. Juan? I really hope. It’s already too long. It’s necessary. He has made all the matches in the Champions League, he is decisive. He scored important goals for us. He has the quality to find solutions, to get out of the pressure with the ball. He’s an extraordinary player. He is not there. It is too long. But we can’t take a risk. He felt something yesterday. We search.”

“Atalanta has a great advantage because they have the rhythm”

The same intensity against Atalanta : “More ! It’s still going up. Atalanta has a big advantage because they have the pace. It is necessary to be at the best level. We don’t have that rhythm. We only played two matches, two finals. We have to find solutions. Atalanta plays a completely special style. We must prepare. It is not easy. They are super strong. We now have 12 days to prepare. I haven’t seen an Atalanta game. I first prepared Saint-Etienne, then Lyon. And now, we’re going to prepare Atalanta. It starts tomorrow (this Saturday). Now is the time to take advantage. ”

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Idrissa Gueye : “We played with Marco (Verratti), Marqui and Idrissa. It was a very tough decision because Leo (Paredes), Ander and (Julian Draxler) had a good week, with a lot of quality. But we decided that we would play with Gana because we didn’t want to change the two that started against Saint-Etienne suddenly. I feel like he’s not playing free enough, not playing with enough confidence. But nothing very serious. It is important to us. Ander replaced him because he played for Manchester United, he’s used to playing finals. Playing MU means always having the pressure, everyone waiting for you to win. Maybe it was a little easier for him to deal with the pressure. Gana made great matches for us, against Real or Dortmund. I hope he will be ready against Atalanta. We will decide the day before. “

“Neymar is our key player, that’s clear”

Neymar and his relationship with Mauro Icardi : “I am very happy with ‘Ney’. It was not easy for him, but he always found solutions to create something decisive. He’s our key player, that’s clear. The best combination, Neymar-Mbappé, it was not possible. It was difficult for Angel (Di Maria) to get into this game, but he worked like crazy, as always, like a true champion. And it’s the same for Mauro. It’s a bit hard. It’s like that with the n ° 9. We have a lot of quality, but without Kylian we lack speed. We have to find other solutions. It was hard. But we never lost the focus, the hunger to win, the confidence, and we won the shootout. It counts. These are four titles. There is a good atmosphere in the locker room now. (…) It’s a sensation if we don’t win but if we win, we will say: “you have the best players” … But it’s not like that. You are all invited to do so. It’s a great effort from this team and I’m very happy. ”

A goal in 210 minutes between ASSE and OL : “And what ? You can write whatever you want. We’re just lucky. No quality, only luck. Difficulties in the game? It’s only football. Do you remember Liverpool’s result at Barcelona? How did they play? And after that, they won the Champions League. Show me a team that scores four or five goals in every game! It is not possible ! But you are still looking for the negative. There are 99 positive points, but we are looking for the 100th, we must find problems … There is no problem. We won. And I’m not going to apologize for the fact that we stay on I do not know how many matches without a conceding goal. “

Interview at a press conference