PSG qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after their victory Wednesday against Borussia Dortmund (2-0). Satisfied with his players, Thomas Tuchel then recalled how the supporters, despite the closed door, had given mad energy to Parisian players.
In camera or not, PSG ultras had decided to mobilize to support their team this Wednesday evening against Dortmund in the return match of the eighths. After a very serious match, Thomas Tuchel’s proteges won (2-0) and picked up their ticket to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Throughout the match, the Parisians seemed on a mission and the partners of Neymar and Presnel Kimpembe appeared to be worn by their supporters, present near the Parc des Princes and active with loud chants, smoke and fireworks. A feeling of power born during the bus journey to reach the stadium.
“Honestly we had a good bus ride. We went through the ultras. They gave us a great welcome at the stadium. It was a crazy atmosphere, admitted Thomas tuchel at the microphone of the Norwegian TV Viasport 2. After that, the atmosphere in the coach changed. The players started to sing, it was a happy atmosphere with music and they sang together. “
Tuchel: “We told them to keep this energy”
Incredible support from ultra-Ile-de-France who made the German coach’s job easier during his pre-match chat. Already well aware of the stakes of this meeting, the players of the PSG were galvanized by the atmosphere near the stadium and almost wanted to do battle with those of the BVB.
“We told them to keep this energy, this joy, this unity and that state of mind in the field, said the 46-year-old technician. This game was a time with great pressure, a big disadvantage but it was also time to get up and what my players did was impressive. “
This eighth finals return of the Champions League allowed, despite the closed door, to attend an incredible communion between Parisians and their supporters.
With or without coronavirus, with or without an audience, PSG players have shown that they can respond with intensity and dedication. What tackle with envy the quarter-finals in April.