During his press conference of the day, on the eve of PSG-Dijon, Thomas Tuchel briefly mentioned the transfer window and the future of Antoine Griezmann. The French world champion announced this week his departure from Atlético de Madrid. But for the German coach, his arrival in Paris "is not realistic". As we have written, the PSG has yet closer to the Griezmann clan, but has a consequent delay on the Barca, favorite.
What match do you expect against Dijon on Saturday?
THOMAS TUCHEL. This is very important for Dijon. We are looking to finish the season at Parc des Princes. But we miss a lot of players. We are waiting to know who can play as holders. I'm waiting for us to give everything and play hard.
The transfer window has already begun and Griezmann even announced his departure from Atlético de Madrid. Is this a player that might interest you?
Antoine Griezmann can play in all teams of the world. At the moment, it's not realistic. We are looking for players with certain profiles. That must be realistic. We have to create a team. We have needs, they are still defensive players: we have to start with that.
The last two meetings motivate Kylian Mbappé for the Golden Shoe?
For Kylian, it's really important. He has big goals. He lives to achieve these goals. These are two possibilities to help him achieve that.
Are you able to enjoy this title of champion of France?
Yes. Clearly, yes. Honestly, it's a bit like a birthday present received several weeks before the birthday. This is my first title in the league, it's great, it's nice, but it's a bit late.
What is the biggest job for you next season?
We do not like the face shown in recent weeks. But the team was very good until the match against Marseille, excellent. For next season, there are things to improve. Defensively. Create a team with more reliable players, who have the ability to play more games at this level for us, to change our style, our mentality. But not too much. There are things to improve, we will continue until the first training of the next season.
Do you think you have progressed and learned on the PSG bench?
I learn every day. It's my aim. I wanted to leave the Bundesliga and work in France. It is necessary to stay open to improve, learn. It's a big challenge here.
Would it be necessary to invest in more mental preparation?
We feel mentally ready for all challenges. My players have shown that they can play at the highest level. It is important to create a special atmosphere to increase our ability to play more intensively. That we are stronger at pressing, that we play higher … I really think that playing more intensive is the best mental preparation.
Do you have a message to send to supporters?
Nothing in particular. But we like to play in front of them, at the Parc des Princes. It's extraordinary. It's time to celebrate the championship. It's a good time to be together.