BELGRADE, Serbia — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel mentioned he was happy with the Ligue 1 giants’ Four-1 Champions League win away at Purple Star Belgrade to safe top spot in Group C.
Tuchel mentioned he pressured the unity of his squad after a tough begin to life in Europe with a loss away at Liverpool and a draw at house to Napoli.
“We’re all collectively — it isn’t a query of system, however mentality and angle. We confirmed right here, like towards Liverpool [in a 2-1 win in Paris], that we’re prepared. It’s not simple to play right here, and the fellows did fantastically.”
Edinson Cavani, Neymar, Marquinhos and Kylian Mbappe all scored as Tuchel’s males beat the Serbian squad in convincing vogue at Rajko Mitic stadium.
Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is delighted with the latest change in mentality that he has noticed and felt that the Purple Star win was a continuation of the Liverpool success.
“I’m very completely satisfied to end top and I’m additionally very proud as a result of we put in such a fantastic efficiency,” mentioned the Italy legend. “We modified our mentality after Naples. We’ve proven power and expertise. We picked up the place we left off towards Liverpool.”
Defender Marquinhos, who made it Three-1 with a significant headed purpose, feels that he and his teammates will profit from this season’s robust group stage sooner or later.
“We knew after the draw that issues would go to the final match,” the Brazil worldwide mentioned. “We’ve managed to end top, so we’ve got a bonus transferring ahead. This group stage will serve us properly — we’ve got grown in maturity.”
Mbappe, who scored one and assisted two extra on the evening, was completely satisfied that PSG got here good on their ambition of successful in Serbia to top Group C.
“We’re completely satisfied,” mentioned the France worldwide. “We got here to qualify, acknowledged our purpose and adopted up on that. We bought the job completed, as they are saying. Now we head again to Paris and focus on home points till February.”
Membership CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi mentioned he was proud of the “nice character” of the gamers and coaches.
“We’ve reached our purpose — to end top of our group, which is able to assist us to keep away from a giant team within the subsequent spherical,” mentioned Al-Khelaifi.