Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel, says he will sleep better once his club reinforce themselves by signing a new player during the winter transfer window.
The five-time defending Coupe de la Ligue champions were knocked out of the competition after suffering a shock 2-1 defeat to Guingamp at Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
Tuchel’s men bounced back with a 3-0 win at Amiens on Saturday, but the coach admits his side need to rope in new players to keep competing on all fronts. Asked about PSG’s transfer plans, Tuchel, as quoted by FourFourTwo, said: “[Sporting director] Antero [Henrique] and the president said that I would have a recruit and I trust them.”
“But, in the same time, I’m afraid [of not having one]. I know that the transfer window in winter is complicated. I hope [a new player will arrive], but I’m scared too [to not have him]. When I get this recruit, I’ll sleep well.”
Tuchel hailed the way his team responded after Wednesday’s Ligue Cup upset.
“It was the best answer, and necessary. Against Guingamp, it was weird, but we lost it,” Tuchel said.
“We missed some things and today we have played with a lot of qualities mentally. We started strong for 30 minutes, then we lost a little bit, and in the second half we exchanged [Julian] Draxler and Dani Alves, that was very good, and I’m very happy. It’s our challenge to find the solutions against defensive teams, but there’s been a lot of effort”
“Sometimes it’s hard for the team to win all the time, and stay focused. It’s like that in a big club, but it’s never easy to find the motivation. The team showed it all season and Guingamp was an exception,” he concluded.