In response to recent reports suggesting Matthijs de Ligt’s dissatisfaction with his playing time, Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel took a moment to address the situation. Tuchel acknowledged the young defender’s exceptional abilities and stated that De Ligt unquestionably deserves to be on the pitch. However, due to the nature of the centre-back position, opportunities for substitutions are relatively scarce.
Tuchel further highlighted De Ligt’s impressive physical condition and emphasized his commitment to the team. Despite acknowledging that the playing time provided thus far might be insufficient from De Ligt’s personal perspective, Tuchel commended his player for maintaining a selfless mentality and prioritizing the team’s success.