Thomas Tuchel has said that Neymar and Mbappe’s future are uncertain at Paris Saint Germain.
Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have been linked with a move away from the club for a while. The Brazilian and French International’s future at Paris Saint Germain is far from certain says Thomas Tuchel.
While Neymar has been linked with a reunion with Lionel Messi at Barcelona, Mbappe hinted at Ligue 1 Season awards that he could be tempted by a ‘new project’.
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel says that the nature of the modern game is difficult to guarantee things, but remains hopeful of seeing the duo at Parc Des Princes next season.
“This is football,” Tuchel said at a media conference when asked about the transfer speculation over his two prized assets.
“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.”
Tuchel also played down the significance of Mbappe’s comments, saying they were normal for a player of his stature.
“He doesn’t need to give a speech to say that,” said the German. “He’s a special guy, and just wants to score, score and score again, to have all of the trophies possible.
“The guys are special, we have to accept that. I’m not annoyed.
“I’m not going to lose my head about that speech. I talk to Kylian every day, he knows what I want; we have a trusting relationship between us.”
Mbappe can join Barcelona’s Lionel Messi at the summit of the European Golden Shoe rankings with four goals against Reims on Friday, but Tuchel acknowledged that is a tall order.
“It’s very difficult to score four goals in one match. We lack respect for our opponents in saying that. It’s an objective for Kylian,” he said.
“To go for four goals is a bit much I think. I have to speak to my team about this goal. He has great targets and he is very confident.”
Here’s how Twitter reacted..
Thomas Tuchel on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe’s future: “This is football, so anything can happen. I am not naive – the transfer window is crazy & many clubs are looking to buy. If you are asking me as coach, then yes, I want them to stay here.” pic.twitter.com/NeMN9FKI5o
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) May 23, 2019
Thomas Tuchel on the futures of Kylian Mbappé & Neymar: “If you ask me, the manager, yes I want them to both be here next season. But if that is not the case, we will find solutions.”
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) May 23, 2019
‘Mbappé or Neymar: Florentino’s challenge’
— AS English (@English_AS) May 23, 2019
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) May 23, 2019
Paris Saint Germain have concluded the season with Ligue 1 trophy, but Thomas Tuchel will remain at the club irrespective of the outcome in the Champions League.