The publication of videos of the birthday party of Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria and Edinson Cavani continues to cause turmoil within the PSG. These multiple images posted on social networks where we see a good half of the Parisian locker room dancing and having fun, just two days after the defeat on the field of Borussia Dortmund (2-1) in the round of 16 first leg of the League champions particularly annoyed the leaders of PSG.
Three weeks after having deplored the organization of the 28th anniversary of Neymar two days before traveling to Nantes, Thomas Tuchel appeared completely overwhelmed by this new episode this Saturday. Jaws clenched and black eyes, the Parisian coach seemed to be looking for his words to comment on what he considers as a road trip from his players. “I was surprised, very surprised when I saw this yesterday (Friday),” said Tuchel in a blank voice. You can be sure that we are not happy with this image of the holiday. But we talked together with the team and it remains internal. “
“It was just a moment to forget about football”
The explanation of the text was notably done by Leonardo. Very discreet since the failure of Dortmund and the hiccups which followed the meeting with in particular the exits of Neymar and Meunier, the sporting director came to announce to the group of his dissatisfaction, reproaching his players the fact of having put on the spot an event which was intended to remain private. The message was clearly heard by the players and Marquinhos appeared before the media in his little shoes.
“It was a mistake to broadcast the images like that. We are aware of this, explained the Parisian vice-captain. It was a birthday, it was planned before the match and not linked to the result. It is not a lack of respect for the supporters. It was a time to forget, to party, to spend some time together, to laugh and not to think about the match or the tactics. The people who filmed did not do it to hurt. These are our lives as players, we have to be careful. People live for the club, travel miles for the club, some do not leave their homes. We too were sad about this match ( Editor’s note: opposite Dortmund). Two days later, we celebrated the birthday of three players, but it was just to forget about soccer and spend some time together. “