Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has accused his team of arrogance, claiming that over-confidence was the main reason for their shock 2-1 defeat to Guingamp in the quarter-final of the Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday.
The Ligue 1 champions who have won the Coupe de la Ligue for the past five seasons, gave away three penalties on the night, with their opposition taking advantage of it to send them packing from the competition.
Tuchel believes that the squad played with too much confidence, a trait which eventually cost them the game.
“I do not know if it’s deserved, we had a lot of chances. We played honestly with too much confidence. It’s hard to lose this match with three penalties. It’s a bit weird. The second seems questionable. There was nothing [there], it is a [normal] contact between the two players. They entered our box three times and won three penalties,” Tuchel said as quoted by fourfourtwo.
“We didn’t play with the necessary hunger. We lost the possibility of winning a trophy tonight. But in each defeat, there are things you can learn. It’s hard, but it’s necessary to keep growing, I hope it’s just an accident. We have to play with more consistency, we didn’t put the right ingredients in. We were too relaxed.”
The French giants will now have to shift their focus on to the Ligue 1 when they face Amiens on Saturday, the 12th of January.