The Parisian coach did not do in the language of wood and in the traditional "we take the matches one after the other", this Friday in a press conference.
The German slipped: "I'll be honest, we are between two super-important games for us".
For this reason, Marco Verratti, who accelerated his return to be able to play against Leipzig and Manchester United, will stay at the Lodges camp to polish his physical condition.
He could be accompanied by Kylian Mbappé, even if the German coach has not guaranteed it 100%: “In my head there are several possibilities.
We also have to make the decision based on Tuesday's game.
The team will have to push (
Editor's note: in Montpellier
) and we cannot have the excuse of fatigue.
There is also a doubt around Neymar, who finished the meeting against the Red Devils very tired.
The Brazilian remained indoors this Friday, as did the French world champion and several other players.
Di Maria should find the starting XI
In the rotation he plans, Tuchel will not be able to count on Pablo Sarabia, absent for about three weeks (hamstrings), nor Mauro Icardi whose date of return to training will be specified at the end of the weekend, nor Juan Bernat (knee).
Julian Draxler has returned to training and could feature in the squad.
Newcomers against Manchester United Thilo Kehrer and Idrissa Gueye have a good chance of starting the match in Hérault, as does Angel Di Maria, who did not play a minute at Old Trafford.
Rafinha, in form lately but confined to a replacement role in the Champions League, could for his part experience his third consecutive start in Ligue 1.
The probable team in Montpellier:
Navas (or Rico) - Dagba, Kehrer, Kimpembe, Bakker - Herrera, Gueye, Paredes - Di Maria, Kean, Rafinha.