LIGUE 1

Mbappé-Di María partnership pleases PSG boss Tuchel

Mbappe, Di Maria partnership pleases Tuchel

AFP

Kylian Mbappé's combination with Ángel Di María was praised by Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel is pleased with the partnership developing between Kylian Mbappé and Ángel Di María. The Ligue 1 giants have managed to maintain their form despite being without injured duo Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

Kylian Mbappé

Partnership developing

PSG has won five straight games in all competitions, scoring 12 goals and conceding just one ahead of hosting Nimes on Saturday. Tuchel is satisfied with how his side is functioning without their two star forwards, particularly Mbappé's combination with Di María.

"He (Di María) is playing as a second striker with Kylian, which is great because he has the qualities alongside Kylian to be the finisher. I really like that," he told a news conference. "Those are the best players to score goals. Not for the build-up but for the finish. Ángel and Kylian have the qualities for, they have composure and are hungry for goals. They have the technical abilities under pressure. That's great."

Massive lead

PSG is 14 points clear atop Ligue 1 and have played two fewer games than second-placed Lille.