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Thomas Tuchel says last season’s Champions League loss against Man Utd was like a ‘car crash’

‘It was like having a car crash’: PSG boss Thomas Tuchel admits last season’s shock Champions League defeat against Manchester United left him feeling ‘helpless’

According to Charlotte Observer, Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has revealed he was left feeling ‘helpless’ after being sucker-punched by Manchester United in last season’s Champions League.

PSG crashed out of the competition in the last-16 after a shock comeback from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United.

The French champions held a two-goal advantage heading into the second leg at the Parc des Princes but United staged a remarkable turnaround to win 3-1 and qualify for the next round on away goals after Marcus Rashford converted a last-gasp penalty.

Thomas Tuchel felt helpless after last season’s Champions League loss against Man United

Tuchel felt the campaign as a whole was a success, having won Ligue 1, but was left to regret that loss to Solskjaer’s men.

‘It was like having a car crash,’ he told beIN Sports. ‘The light went green and we were hit hard! We wondered what we had done wrong, if we had neglected something. Surely we had neglected something!

‘In between the matches, people at my daughter’s school and all around the city were saying: ‘OK, now things are different, we feel it’.

‘Everyone thought that we were going to qualify and go further, but we didn’t do it. And I had the impression that, afterwards, everyone said: ‘Ah… it’s not changed, it’s like in previous years’.

‘And we thought: ‘No, no, no, it’s not the same’. But we were totally helpless. It was like sand flowing through our hands without being able to hold it back.’

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