Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel believes that Wednesday’s Coupe de la Ligue quarterfinal exit by the hands of Guingamp has modified nothing relating to the January switch window, saying the deposed titleholders needed to and nonetheless want to signal new gamers to stay aggressive.
A uncommon Neymar header had put PSG in entrance at Parc des Princes however Yeni Ngbakoto and Marcus Thuram penalties in a match that noticed Guingamp awarded three spot kicks resulted in a shock 2-1 win for the Bretons and an finish to Les Parisiens’ 49-game home cup successful streak.
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“We didn’t want to lose to know that we should recruit,” stated Tuchel post-match after a primary cup loss since early 2014. “We had been overconfident. It’s arduous to lose to three penalties — unusual, even. I’m indignant about the second — it’s not a penalty, merely inconceivable.
“We had been overconfident, and we lacked the starvation to end them off, regardless of having the possibilities to accomplish that. We have now misplaced a shot at a trophy, so that may be a powerful blow for us. There are issues to work on. All through the match, we had been too relaxed.”
Defender Marquinhos, who was requested to fill in as a makeshift defensive midfielder once more and withdrawn at half-time, echoed Tuchel’s disappointment and rued misplaced silverware.
“We’re all disgusted to have misplaced, particularly in a single of the cups,” the Brazil worldwide stated. “It isn’t only a defeat, it was a chance to win one other title.”
Midfielder Marco Verratti was additionally disillusioned however underlined the “bizarre” nature of the encounter as Guingamp won three penalties in simply over 30 second-half minutes.
“Sure, we needed to attain the semifinals, however we’ve got not managed to accomplish that,” stated the Italian. “It was a bizarre match, for my part. We didn’t concede many possibilities, but we gave up three avoidable penalties.”
PSG will now head to Amiens in Ligue 1 on Saturday earlier than flying to Qatar for a mid-season coaching camp in Doha.