Di Maria is a gift – Tuchel hails PSG star


Thomas Tuchel has been a long-time admirer of Angel Di Maria and relishes teaching the Argentina ahead at Paris Saint-Germain.
Angel Di Maria’s performances within the absence of Neymar and Edinson Cavani are a “present” to Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel.

Di Maria hit a brace in Tuesday’s 3-Zero win over Dijon within the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France – the most recent in a string of spectacular performances over latest weeks.

The Argentina worldwide excelled within the 2-Zero Champions League win over his former membership Manchester United earlier this month, with PSG having headed to Outdated Trafford with out Neymar and Cavani as a result of respective metatarsal and hip accidents.

Tuchel feels ex-Actual Madrid man Di Maria’s long-established pedigree on large events has been important to his group throughout a difficult interval.

“Di Maria gained the Champions League with Actual Madrid, I used to be watching his matches and he was the decisive participant in these matches, the important thing man,” the previous Borussia Dortmund boss informed reporters.

“I consider the ultimate towards Atletico [in 2014] and I used to be an enormous fan of their mentality and high quality.

“Now he is my participant and, as I’ve stated many occasions, it is a present. He exhibits his high quality and mentality on daily basis, he’s tremendous dependable. He is among the first to reach on the coaching centre on daily basis, he’s a high skilled with a very good mind-set.

“With him, you may win as a result of he performs to win and to attain. Proper now, he is essential to us as a result of he has the standard to complete our assaults and rating objectives. He has the standard and precision together with his strike.

“You’ll be able to see that he feels good, that he has quite a lot of confidence and that he has scored many vital objectives and made assists. That is good and it ought to keep that means. We miss Edi and Neymar [but] Angel remains to be there.”

Cavani is ready to renew coaching with PSG this week, whereas Neymar is concentrating on a return in time for the quarter-finals of the Champions League – ought to Tuchel’s males end the job towards United.