TAfter the 1: 2 against Manchester United rainer Thomas Tuchel had no explanation for the disappointing start of the Champions League finalist Paris Saint-Germain in the new season. “We missed everything in the first half, that’s obvious: intensity, aggressiveness, we weren’t compact, we didn’t play with confidence. To be honest, I don’t know why, because it was good in previous games, very good! ”Said the German, visibly annoyed on Tuesday evening. “Our preparation was good, the game against Nimes was good, the training was good. It was a big surprise. “
Two months after the final defeat against FC Bayern, a late goal by Marcus Rashford in the 87th minute caused the French champions to go bankrupt, who had previously equalized with an own goal by Anthony Martial (55th). Bruno Fernandes had put United in the lead for the first time in the second attempt with a penalty in the 23rd minute.
“We tried everything in the second half. We made it 1-1, had a chance of maybe a second goal – it’s hard to lose in the end. It is clearly up to us to improve, “said Tuchel, who had obviously had a bad feeling before the game:” I had a strange feeling. Usually a lot of music is played at the highest level. It was very quiet there – too quiet. “
Paris plays in the same group H as RB Leipzig. The duel with the Saxons will take place on the third group match day of the Champions League on November 4th. Before that, next Wednesday (6.55 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Champions League and DAZN) against Istanbul Basaksehir, who suffered a 2-0 defeat against RB Leipzig last evening.