Paris Saint-Germain's Thomas Tuchel on handling potential Neymar & Edinson Cavani conflict
Posted: 17 August 2018 Time: 15:00
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Thomas Tuchel says he won't intervene with Neymar and Edinson Cavani over set-piece and penalty duties which caused public conflict last season.
After completing a world-record transfer to PSG from FC Barcelona, Neymar's on-field feud with Cavani brought about unrest within the French giant's squad.
While both players played down the incident, a clear sense of disdain remained within the decision making, whereby experienced players within the team often intervened between the South American superstars.
However, Tuchel has insinuated that he will let nature take its course and allow the pair to settle there own differences.
"I have not had any troubles with my teams before doing this but I noticed from outside that there was an issue in the last season," he said in the pre-match press conference ahead of the Guingamp fixture this weekend.
"Even if it might sound naive, I still believe we find solutions with the players. It's not my way to write a name down half an hour before kick-off because that will create a lot of trouble.
"The goal is to find solutions with the guys. I am happy to have players who are hungry to score.
"For them every goal counts. It's like this with the strikers and that's good thing."