`Neymar is determined and he will start against Leipzig`: PSG coach Tuchel

PSG and Kylian Mbappe host Toulouse in a French Ligue 1 match

PSG (8 wins, 2 losses, no draws) enters in first place with 25 points, while Monaco (5 wins, 3 losses and 2 draws) is in sixth place with 17 points.

And Fabregas feels that their upcoming game took priority for their title rivals, which worked to Monaco's advantage.

'We knew that they had a hard match on Tuesday against Leipzig, so we hoped that they would be a bit less aggressive in the second half.

'We are completely responsible for this defeat, when the match was nearly over in our favour. Maybe it was too easy and the players got the impression that it was already 3-0 or 4-0 when it was only 2-0. I have to accept all the criticism, because we have completely stopped playing, and we haven't done what is necessary to win'. It's always possible to lose but losing a match like that is very weird.

Mbappe needs just one more goal to reach a century of goals for the French champions in just over three years and 133 appearances in all competitions. "It is not normal".

PSG were 2-0 up at half time thanks to a double from Kylian Mbappe but a second-half brace from Kevin Volland and a Fabregas penalty after Abdou Diallo's red card completed the turnaround.

Tuchel acknowledged the champions were hamstrung a little by the looming home Champions League clash with Leipzig, though. Marquinhos did not play at all. 'Neymar is determined. He will start against Leipzig, ' said PSG manager Tuchel in a post-match interview.

"The match against Leipzig is going to be very hard, but it would not have been much different if we'd won", Tuchel said of Tuesday's continental clash.

Coach Thomas Tuchel said on Thursday that Neymar could play "a few minutes" against Monaco. "He will start against Leipzig".



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