Marco Verratti did not start the Coupe de France final against Saint-Etienne. Choice rather than physical error, Thomas Tuchel explained.
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A choice motivated by Thomas Tuchel after the meeting, the German coach confirms that his players were not injured. “He is 100% ready but we decided to play 4-4-2. With two numbers 6. It was a choice between him and Leandro Paredes”, said the German technician.
“This is the first time I leave Marco on the bench. He was completely ready to play. It was a very tough decision because they both deserved to play.”
A choice that is also explained by Tuchel’s desire to reward Leandro Paredes, very good here are four against Dortmund to replace … Marco Verratti. “It’s a decision for ‘Leo’ because he played the last match against Dortmund, he was very, very strong. That’s why I decided to leave the two (with Gueye) together.”
It remains to be seen what will be the choice for the Parisian coach in a week for the final against Lyon.