Thomas Tuchel thinks Bayern's problems are nothing compared to PSG's environment

FC Bayern München v F.C. Copenhagen: Group A - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
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Former PSG coach Thomas Tuchel had an interview with the German newspaper Bild in which he touched on his tenure at PSG, comparing the French champions with his current Bavarian organization.

Tuchel, who guided PSG to the Champions League final in 2020, faced some issues with a few of his players getting into rows with them in the locker room, ultimately leading to his sacking on Christmas Eve that year.

The German manager highlighted the differences in approach to the affairs between players and coaches in Germany and France, stating, "I had a very German mindset, where we are very particular about certain rules. We always expect a certain behavior. But there are different ways to build a team.

"At Bayern, when I hear that the behavior of a player is unacceptable, it makes me laugh because I say to myself: you don’t know what we had to deal with in Paris! It makes me calmer," Tuchel explained while mocking Paris Saint-Germain.

Knowing how to manage star players is a must-have skill for any manager who arrives at PSG. Tuchel acknowledged that demand and having to deal with the egos of top players, emphasizing the need for a strong connection while teasing that there wasn't such feeling at PSG.

Tuchel stressed the importance of star players contributing to the collective effort, noting, "The problem is when the superstar doesn't give anything back to the group or show any respect," referencing the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe looking more for themselves than for the whole squad of PSG.