We played it like a friendly - Tuchel angered by Paris Saint-Germain display

Paris Saint-Germain was fortunate to earn a 1-1 draw against Nice on Saturday, and Thomas Tuchel was frustrated by the lacklustre display.

Thomas Tuchel did not hide his frustration at the performance, claiming that PSG treated the match like a friendly.   -  AFP

Thomas Tuchel has questioned the attitude of his Paris Saint-Germain side following the 1-1 home draw with Nice.

Neymar's 50th goal for the Ligue 1 champion ultimately proved enough to salvage a point at Parc des Princes on Saturday, with Edinson Cavani missing a late penalty.

It is now just one win in seven games across all competitions for PSG, which had the title wrapped up on April 21, and Nice was unfortunate that Allan Saint-Maximin failed to add to Ignatius Ganago's strike before Neymar restored parity from the spot.

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And Tuchel did not hide his frustration at the performance, claiming that PSG treated the match like a friendly.

"I have the impression that the second half in Montpellier was better [than this game]," Tuchel told Canal+.

"We had the state of mind as if we were playing a friendly match. We lacked intensity and acceleration. 

"Maybe it's normal since the championship is over. But we cannot play like the season is over. We're playing for our fans but we can do better, the defeat in the final of the Coupe de France was really bad.

"I can understand the reaction of the spectators, we respect Nice and the Ligue 1. We have to give 100 per cent against an aggressive opponent, we have to have our best level but at the moment, it's not possible."

Lapses in concentration at the back have cost PSG during its poor run, and Tuchel acknowledged that he may have to look for defensive signings in the upcoming transfer window, suggesting Marquinhos and Thiago Silva are the only players he currently has at his disposal that he can rely on.

"We lost our mentality to defend," Tuchel added.

"It will change if Marquinhos and Thiago Silva are there. We have to recruit reliable guys and after that, we will be able to create performances with the competition in the squad."

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