Tuchel Says Neymar Reaction ‘Human’ After Late Red Card
PSG manager says he can understand Neymar’s reaction after an act of dissent saw the Brazilian sent off late on during PSG’s 4-3 win over Bordeaux on Sunday.
Frustration got the better of Neymar after what he felt was rough treatment and he received his marching orders for a late challenge on Yacine Adli.
Neymar remonstrated with the officials angrily before leaving the pitch. His manager Thomas Tuchel was quick to defend his player.
“We have to talk about the whole situation," Tuchel said of Neymar's challenge in his post- match media conference.
"He is nervous and he reacts. It is human. He must not, but it is human- and the Bordeaux player does not even get a yellow card."
Meanwhile, PSG defender Marquinhos acknowledged that his team need to improve, especially given the number of goals they are conceding.
“On the one hand we are really very strong offensively, but on the other we concede a lot of goals," he told Canal+.
"As defenders we really have to think about what we can do best. In this match it was mainly on set-pieces. We really have to work better collectively."