Saturday 15 August, 2020

Tuchel proud of PSG after domestic sweep

PSG's players celebrate after winning the French League Cup, following the final against Lyon at Stade de France stadium, in Saint Denis, north of Paris, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori).

PSG's players celebrate after winning the French League Cup, following the final against Lyon at Stade de France stadium, in Saint Denis, north of Paris, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori).

Thomas Tuchel was proud of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after completing a domestic sweep by beating Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue final.

PSG edged Lyon 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw at the Stade de France on Friday, winning their fourth domestic trophy of 2019-20.

Tuchel, whose side is also in the Champions League quarter-finals, was proud of PSG.

"They are reliable guys who play, enjoy working and suffering together," the PSG coach said. 

"That makes me very happy. I am proud and happy."

Pablo Sarabia netted the winning penalty for PSG in the shoot-out in what was the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final.

Tuchel hailed PSG's achievement of winning four trophies this season, including Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions.

"We did not lose the concentration, the hunger to win, the confidence, we won on penalties and that counts," he said. 

"We won these four titles, there is a good atmosphere in the locker room. And I'm very happy because everyone thinks it's okay to win, but it's not that easy. 

"Winning four titles is the merit of this team and I am happy."

PSG will face Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon on August 12.

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