We will still attack without Neymar and Cavani, says PSG’s Thomas Tuchel

  • We will still attack without Neymar and Cavani, says PSG’s Thomas Tuchel

We will still attack without Neymar and Cavani, says PSG’s Thomas Tuchel

So I want my players to go into this game confident and embrace it.

Manchester United host PSG on Tuesday night in the first leg of their Champions League with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aiming to continue his flying start as manager.

"You can not replace quality players like this, Neymar is one of the key, key players in Europe and we miss him a lot and now we miss a second key player with Edi", Tuchel told reporters on Monday.

"Of course, we will miss the likes of Neymar and Edinson in attack", said Tuchel at his prematch press conference.

"I have found out what kind of team we have, we are looking like a team, we are agreeing on how we should approach games". It's our DNA and changing that is hard.

"There will be moments when we need to defend deep, as I expect United to attack us, but we must be at our best everywhere. We want to score some goals".

Kylian Mbappe is therefore the only member of PSG's vaunted front three to make this team, although the teenager is arguably the most important of trio from PSG's perspective having outscored both Neymar and Cavani this season. They play with a lot of confidence.

'It had been 10-and-a-half years since I arrived in England. "I want to put in a good performance, though, and I believe that I can".

The move never materialised with the Parisians experiencing a managerial change but Fellaini has said Thomas Tuchel's arrival at the Parc Des Princes was not the reason he stayed in Manchester. "In my first season, we lost 6-1 to Barca and that was more painful than the loss to Real - that was deserved". Playing them now is one of the toughest challenge we can have.

Angel Di Maria could be key to overcoming Neymar and Cavani's absences and Draxler is wary of the Argentina international's bitter history with United.

"We were in extremely good shape when we ended our campaign in the group stage, then there was the draw and things have completely changed".

"Going into this game [with PSG] I don't think we could be in a better frame of mind with confidence and form so we are really looking forward to the next few games coming up".