Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel admitted that he wants to keep hold of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Jr. but also said that he is not naive enough to entirely dismiss the possibility of their departures.
Tuchel’s latest comments come on the back of Mbappe quipping that he has reached a ‘turning point in his career’ and that he is considering his future at Paris Saint-Germain. Tuchel said,
“As a coach, I do want them to continue, but this is football, we are not naive,”
“Many clubs want to transfer many players. But if you ask me, the manager, yes, I want them here next season. But if not, we will find solutions.
“I was a bit hesitant after what Mbappe said. He has ideas, he is very intelligent, but he is encouraged, like all PSG players, to assume responsibility.”
After putting pen to paper on a new 2 year deal at PSG, Tuchel said,
“I am very happy and proud of my extension and my commitment to Paris Saint-Germain. Thank you to the president and the whole club for the confidence they show me and my staff.
“This only reinforces my goal of bringing this team to the top of its ambitions thanks to everyone’s work. I am also very touched by the support marks of the fans. I am convinced that the best is coming for our club. “