PSG’s head coach Thomas Tuchel has been criticized by the club’s sporting director for suggesting that the Ligue 1 giants has been weakened by failing to reinforce the squad with new players.
Leonardo spoke in an interview with the media after PSG’s 6-1 rout of visiting Angers on Friday night and expressed his displeasure.
“If someone is not happy, it’s easy, we talk,” Leonardo said. “But if he decides to stay, he must respect the sports policies, the internal rules.”
Ahead of the Angers match, Tuchel suggested that PSG need to bolster the squad before the transfer window closes.
The German coach said they must “face up to the reality” that many players left including Thiago Silva, Thomas Meunier and Tanguy Kouassi. He said the defending French champions and Champions League finalist might need to lower expectations this season.
“We didn´t like the statement,” said Leonardo, a former Brazil international.