Thomas Tuchel was in a press conference before their match against Montpelier. And there was lots of questions coming in on the news going round about Messi Joining PSG.
In Paris there is a name that has been ringing out for a few days now: Leo Messi. And that’s because the ’10’ is not in France… at least not yet.
Neymar left the doors of PSG open to his former Barca teammate. “We have to play together next year,” he said after PSG beat United in the Champions League.
Tuchel spoke about these words before the Ligue 1 match against Montepellier. “I haven’t talked to Neymar about Messi,” he was blunt about it.
“I haven’t had the chance to talk about it with Ney. I can’t go into speculation about it either,” he insisted.
He left a message of reassurance for Barca: “I have a lot of respect for the club and also for Messi. I’m the coach of PSG and I can not talk about these things,” he concluded.
Finally, he spoke about Verratti and revealed that he will not be on the squadlist: “We can not take risks. For me, the best thing now is for him to rest and gain confidence”.