This first trial run before a summer schedule loaded for the players of the capital with the final of the French Cup and the League Cup in July, and then the quarter-final of the champions League in August.Kylian Mbappe in action at the last official match of the PSG on march 11, 2020 face Dortmund in the 8th-finals of the Champions League. (- / GETTY/UEFA)
After four months without playing, the Paris Saint-Germain faces Sunday, 12 July at 19 hours, Le Havre, in a friendly match. The last meeting of the Parisian dates back to 11 march, when the PSG was eliminated Dortmund at the 8th of finale return of League of the champions in the Parc des Princes be closed. But for the coach parisian Thomas Tuchel, no question of endangering his players in the two coming weeks : “The most important thing, honestly, for me, is that it remains without great injury, as we found our rhythm and we must be very careful.”
The public is also making a comeback
After the containment, and then the resumption of training on June 22, the Parisians found the ground in front of a team le havre, also in full preparation for the resumption of League 2, and directed by Paul Le Guen, the former captain and coach of PSG. The meeting will take place on the terrain of normandy, the Stade Océane, in front of 5,000 people, spectators, players, staff, journalists and organisers included. A recovery without pressure before three deadlines capitals : a Cup final in France on July 24 against Saint-Etienne, League Cup 31 against Lyon, and especially this quarter-final of the champions League to playing in front of the Atalanta Bergamo on 12 August in Lisbon.
By the end of the season, PSG will not be able to count on his striker fetish Edinson Cavani, or the defenders Thomas Meunier and Tanguy Kouassi. The club does not wish to retain them for the next season and they have not agreed to play extra time to finish the current competitions. On the contrary, the captain Thiago Silva, who will stay until the end of the champions League. But there is no question of embarking on a recruitment precipitate. “We must be creative, “says Thomas Tuchel. If we lose key players, a great player such as Edinson Cavani, a player is super reliable as Thomas Miller, a great talent like Tanguy Kouassi, one must find other players with the same level, the same quality or the same personalities.”
If you buy a player now, he will not be able to play the national finals, or the champions League. The most important thing is to have all my energy to the players that are there and not lose our head with the mercatoThomas Tuchel, coach of the PSGà franceinfo
Two other friendlies are already scheduled for the PSG, this time at the Parc des Princes, 17 and 21 July, against the Belgian Waasland-Beveren and the Scots of Glasgow Celtic fc. Then, the PSG can hope to win three titles in a little over four weeks, including the champions League, who still refuses to the capital club. The path of glory starts may be Sunday evening at le Havre.