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Thomas Tuchel drops PSG superstar for the next two Ligue 1 games

Italian veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is to be left out of the starting XI of PSG for the next two league games, according to manager Thomas Tuchel.

The superstar goalkeeper signed a one year deal with PSG which saw him part with Juventus after a long-term service for the club with memories and trophies lined up. Buffon is considered to be one of the legendary goalkeepers and even at the age of 40, the goalkeeper still has it in front of the goal.

Also read: Buffon Names The Toughest Striker He Has Ever Faced

The PSG manager has taken this decision in a bid to give Alphonse Areola game time following his return from the World Cup. The goalkeeper would need some time to adapt back to PSG playing style and the manager believes this is a good opportunity.

“Alphonse will play against Angers and Nimes. After that, we will see,” Tuchel told a news conference. “We think it’s important for Alphonse to play. His last match was in May. He must play. Gigi had three exceptional, magnificent matches. I do not like leaving him out.

I do not like making long-term decisions. It is important during this preparatory stage that Alphonse adapts to the team. I like complicated decisions. I must make a choice. I like that.”

Author’s Take:

The author feels that although this might be a tough decision for the PSG manager Tuchel, the decision to bench Buffon is quite justified. Areola, who had played his last competitive game in May for his country in the World Cup 2018, has been out of action for quite some time now and would need some time to readjust to the style of PSG, and making him face two not-so lethal teams could boost his confidence and help him get back to his best and then the manager could rotate easily between the two goalkeepers in case of an injury.

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