According to media reports, Lucas Hernandez is apparently planning a move to Paris Saint-Germain. FC Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel was surprised at the press conference before the Cologne game. The 49-year-old is determined to keep the Frenchman.
The rumors about an early farewell to Lucas Hernandez from Munich did not escape Thomas Tuchel either. On Wednesday, several media outlets unanimously reported that the Frenchman had put contract talks with Bayern on hold and was seriously considering a move to Paris Saint-Germain. “I noticed the headlines. That surprised me,” said Tuchel at Friday’s pre-game press conference.
“I don’t know if that’s true or not”
To what extent the Hernandez rumors are really true, Tuchel could not or did not want to say anything. “I don’t know if that’s true or not,” said the Bayern coach. All he can currently report about the Frenchman is the fact that he is planning with the 27-year-old for the new season. “In my plans and in the plans of the club, he plays a prominent role and is an absolute leader,” said Tuchel.
When asked whether Hernandez will be back in the squad for the game against 1. FC Köln on Saturday after returning to team training, Tuchel said: “Lucas set a new record time in rehabilitation after the injury. It would be beyond irresponsible to include him in the squad. He was partially integrated, played without contact with opponents, always in the first half hour of training. It was time and it was important for him to get this reward before the others go on vacation and he starts training individually again”.