Holder at the forefront of the PSG attack since the beginning of the summer preparation, Timothy Weah is determined to enter the offensive rotation this season, thanks to the motivation given to him by his trainer Thomas Tuchel.
Not easy for PSG to prepare a season with more than half of the usual team on vacation or recovery. This is the norm for the post-World Cup summers. But this can be a real chance for young players who are enjoying playing time, even more so when a new coach arrives. Thus, Timothy Weah currently enjoys the confidence of Thomas Tuchel during the International Champions Cup meetings. Without the MCN, the German coach does not really have any other solution, but he strives to motivate the 18-year-old striker. And obviously it works, as he explained to us in the mixed zone after the defeat of PSG against Arsenal (1-5).
“The coach has already told me:” Tim if you play well, if you push, if you go to the end, worry, you work, you’ll be there, maybe play with us, you’ll come on the bench, go home, make your matches. ” He told me that, I take it and every day I try to do the best for the team and for him, “said Weah. Scorer against Bayern Munich a week ago, this time he got a penalty by overflowing Sead Kolasinac in the area, pushing the defender to fault. As Tuchel explained in a press conference, Weah’s speed is his main asset, as it is combined with good endurance.
Become the lining of Cavani
The advice of the German coach does not fall on deaf ears since Weah hopes to become a real solution in the absence of Edinson Cavani at the forefront of the attack. “Yes, I think I can help the team a little bit. Even in small games, if Cavani is tired, I can really come in, bring something. You have to take step by step. I am very young, I have a lot of time. I have a long career after all that. We must take level, maturity. Fortunately, I have players like Neymar, Cavani, Mbappé to watch training and matches even if I’m on the bench or watching TV! ”
“It’s just to continue to progress, I think I can go all the way with this team, even if I’m a player on the bench. I think that with Tuchel it will be good. I thank him because he gives me a lot of minutes now. We never know, we are waiting for the season, “he explained. And why not ? Of course, the Neymar-Cavani-Mbappé trident is untouchable, and Mbappé can take over from the Uruguayan is not there. But behind, there is no alternative to the position of advanced attacker. Weah has a real card to play and he is determined to use it!