We got what we deserved – Tuchel
Coach Thomas Tuchel admits Paris Saint-Germain did not deserve to beat Dijon after going down 2-1 to the basement club on Friday night.
The Parisians went into the match at Stade Gaston-Gerard as huge favourites but left on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline as Mounir Chouiar and Jhonder Cadiz bagged the all-important goals for the hosts.
Kylian Mbappe netted for PSG but it was not enough as Dijon moved off the foot of the Ligue 1 table and up to 18th spot with their third win of the season.
Nobody at the Parc des Princes will be getting too worried as they are still top of the standings and eight points clear of second-placed Nantes, although they have played one game more.
The loss was the capital club’s third league reverse of the campaign but nine wins and no draws means they are, once again, dominating proceedings.
Tuchel was honest in his appraisal of the display and felt bagging the opener may have affected his players.
“Our first half wasn’t good,” Tuchel told the club’s official website. “We were too passive, in defence and in the attack. Perhaps scoring first was a bad thing because we didn’t deserve it.”
PSG sit top of their Champions League group with maximum points from three games while they appear to be waltzing towards another Ligue 1 crown.
This result will surely be seen as just a blip but Tuchel made it clear they got exactly what they deserved.
“We hate losing, but we have to accept it,” he added. “Maybe we just didn’t deserve to win tonight.”