“We are not happy with these images …”


I’m waiting for them to play 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1. I’m waiting for a defensive team to play the counter attacks. We have to adapt to all situations, it is never easy to leave after a defeat. But this is our challenge and we have to show immediately that we are capable of making a more intensive match (than the one on Tuesday, note).

We want to replay as soon as possible. It’s in the minds of the players. And at the same time, we must prepare for Ligue 1 matches, but also the Coupe de France match against Lyon. We have to regain confidence without thinking too much about the return match even if it’s in our head.

A match like this in Dortmund is difficult to analyze on video. There was such a context, such energy. It’s a bit like at Anfield. You can’t feel that on video. There was a special atmosphere, the team was even more aggressive, more courageous. For me, we lacked determination to win this match. We also lacked the capacity to adapt to situations. It was not our best game, but not a horrible one.

Neymar PSG Paris Saint-Germain 2019-20

There is not much to explain. It was a decision between me, the club and the medical staff. We made the decision, that’s how it is. (…) I want Ney to play every game, but we have a responsibility. We do this together with the doctors. It’s like that. Now he can play again and it is necessary to regain his abilities.

Yes, clearly. It’s no big secret that we have Colin Dagba and Thilo Kehrer (on the right). Colin is injured, it is clear that Thilo (Kehrer) will play.

I was really surprised by this video. We talked internally and it has to stay internally. I prefer not to talk about it here, it’s private. (…) You can be sure that we are not happy with these images. We talked about it together with the team. I don’t want to stop giving my opinion to this group to push it. (…) I cannot give advice to the club, it is not my role.

We arrived in Dortmund with Marco Verratti, Idrissa Gueye, Marquinhos and Tanguy Kouassi. We had four players for two positions in the middle. It was a decision for Tanguy too. We made this decision to create a bench and have possibilities at all positions. It was a sporting choice.


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