By Le Figaro with AFP
The German technician was surprised at the rumors that send his French defender to PSG. He is counting on him at Bayern Munich.
French defender Lucas Hernandez occupies “a prominent role” in the plans of Bayern and Thomas Tuchel, said Friday in a press conference the Munich coach, who said to himself “surprised” of the rumors published Thursday in the French press.
The French daily L’Equipe mentioned Thursday an agreement in principle between the 2018 world champion Lucas Hernandez and Paris SG for a transfer.
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“I saw that there were certain titles in the press, that surprised me a little. I don’t know if it’s the truth or not“Explained Thomas Tuchel on Friday, on the eve of the match in Cologne from Bayern, for the last day of the Bundesliga.
“A prominent role”
“All I can tell you is that in my plans and in those of Bayern, he plays a prominent role. I said it two weeks ago. He’s a manager and that hasn’t changed.“, Hammered Tuchel.
Lucas Hernandez is under contract with Bayern Munich until the end of June 2024. Victim of a rupture of the cruciate ligaments of the right knee during the first match of the French team at the World Cup-2022 in Qatar, he has been undergoing rehabilitation in Munich since his operation at the end of November.
After resuming training with the ball in early April, the French defender participated this week in half an hour of collective training for the Munich residents. Thomas Tuchel, however, ruled out including him in the group for the trip to Cologne on Saturday.
“Lucas set a new record here with the time he spent in rehabilitation after his injury. It would be more than irresponsible“, estimated Thomas Tuchel.
Second in the Bundesliga, two points behind Borussia Dortmund, Bayern must win in Cologne and count on a misstep from BVB to hope to win an eleventh consecutive German championship title.