​Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has refused to defend his players following their defeat to Nantes, after the team suffered a second straight loss that delayed their confirmation as league champions.


Nantes pulled off a 3-2 over the defending champions and league leaders, making it PSG's second loss in a row after they were defeated 5-1 by Lille over the weekend and could only draw 2-2 to Strasbourg before that.


Tuchel has said that he cannot defend his team's display on the night, and claimed that did not perform at all for the entire 90 minutes.



"In Lille, we controlled the game during 60 minutes, many players were injured. It was a game with a Champions League level. It was different," he said, according to ​Goal"Today, we didn't perform in 90 minutes. There was no performance, no performance at all. So it was impossible to win.


"We can lose, we can do mistakes, and we [the club] will always defend players if they play with a good mentality, with desire and as a team. I always defend my players, but today it's not possible." 


"We played very, very bad. Nantes deserved to win. We should happy we didn't lose 4-1 or 5-1. It is easy to analyse," he said. "I don't know what we lacked, but it is the reality. It was a very, very bad game. We deserved to lose."


The defeat only delays the inevitable, however, with PSG destined to be crowned league champions sooner rather than later, as they are 17 points ahead of second placed Lille.