Paris Saint-Germain manager, Thomas Tuchel, praised his players’ “heart” after their underwhelming 1-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig and refused to apologise for winning ugly.
Neymar’s decisive 11th-minute penalty was just one of three shots on target PSG mustered.
The result means the Ligue 1 champions leapfrog Leipzig into second place in Group H courtesy of a better goal difference with two games remaining.
Under pressure head coach Tuchel concedes his side were lucky to claim all three points at Parc des Princes, but refused to say sorry for winning by any means necessary.
“We lacked luck in Leipzig [they lost 2-1 in the reverse fixture three weeks ago] and tonight we had some luck,” he told a media conference.
“We played with a lot of solidarity and defended with a lot of heart.
“Always together. That’s why we won. I’m not going to apologise for that. The match demanded that we defend deep and we just did what the game demanded of us.
“Tonight it wasn’t possible to get out of pressure with the ball and we have to accept that. I accept it.
“We want to attack. We’ve done that before. But sometimes it’s just not possible.”