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Villas-Boas mocks Tuchel after Marseille win: I told him he played Lotto against Atalanta
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14-Sep-2020, 02:08 pm

Villas-Boas mocks Tuchel after Marseille win: I told him he played Lotto against Atalanta


Andre Villas-Boas, Marseille

Andre Villas-Boas took aim at Thomas Tuchel and poked fun at Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League failure after Marseille's win.

Florian Thauvin's first-half goal was enough for Marseille to end a 20-game winless run against PSG in a fiery Le Classique in Paris on Sunday.

Five players, including PSG star Neymar, were sent off in additional time at the Parc des Princes.

Marseille head coach Villas-Boas said he exchanged words with PSG boss Tuchel, who has overseen back-to-back losses to begin the 2020-21 Ligue 1 season.

"Normal insults – you're a s***, no, you are a s*** yourself," Villas-Boas told a news conference.

"He told me I played lottery tonight, I told him he played lottery too against Atalanta in last season's Champions League quarter-finals.

"Fair enough. I have a huge respect for him, I appreciate what he does."

PSG needed two late goals to beat Atalanta in August before they fell to Bayern Munich in the decider.

Villas-Boas said the pressure was on Tuchel to deliver a Champions League title to PSG.

"Obviously PSG wait for a cup, the Champions League, you can't invest $1.5billion and not win the Champions League," he said.

"Carlo Ancelotti was here, now he is coaching Everton. Unai Emery was here, now he is coaching Villarreal. It's hard. They wait for the Champions League.

"I appreciate him. They play well, defend well and aggressively. I told him:'Unfortunately I can't play like you.'

"But I really like him."

PSG approach Wednesday's match with Metz pointless after two Ligue 1 matches and still seeking their first goal of the season. The last time the club was in such a position was the 1978-79 season.


Source : goal.com

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