According to PA Media, Tuchel said: “Is it the best way to prepare for a match? No, clearly not. Is it the worst thing in the world? No. I always protect my players and I really love my team. With this party I accept that it is a bit difficult to protect the players but the context is not simply black or white.
“It is a shame because we are giving people the chance to speak badly of us. We need to adapt to the situation but I am not going to leave a player on the bench or at home because they went out and celebrated.”
Since singing for the Parisian club in 2017 for a world record fee, the forward’s career has been hampered by injury, restricting him to just 51 league appearances.