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PSG´s ´lack of efficiency´ frustrates Tuchel despite winning Angers 6-1

Paris Saint-Germain may have whipped Angers 6-1 on Friday, but what he viewed as a “lack of efficiency” irritated Thomas Tuchel.

Thanks to Alessandro Florenzi’s first goal, Reigning Ligue 1 champions PSG took the lead at the Parc des Princes inside seven minutes and Neymar got off the mark with a double for the season.

Angers pulled one back through Ismael Traore, but Julian Draxler, Idrissa Gueye, and Kylian Mbappe ensured that Stephane Moulin ‘s men would not return for the second half.

PSG has 18 shots on target but has been vulnerable to the counter-attack at times, with Tuchel calling for his team to do more to enforce a high press.

“I was a little frustrated with our lack of efficiency,” Tuchel told Telefoot.

“We still created a lot of chances but the timing and the aggressiveness in the box were better. We scored a lot of goals. We had a great match with a great victory. It gives us a lot of confidence.

“In some games, it’s hard to put the intensity on the ball. Regaining the ball high in the opposition’s half against a team that is not organised allows us to create opportunities more easily than when we are facing a block of 10 defenders.

“It is very important to close spaces when attacking. It’s demanding, it’s intensive, but we have to do that. If we do that, it’s more difficult to make counter-attacks against us and it allows us to create chances.”

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