Thomas Tuchel will let EdinsonCavani and Neymar settle penalties themselves

Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has indicated that he would allow EdinsonCavani and Neymar to sort out the spot kick decisions between themselves. The pair were involved in a number of on-field disputes regarding penalty kicks during the previous campaign but Tuchel has highlighted that as a positive with both players having the hunger to score.

Speaking ahead of the Guingamp game, he said: “I have not had any troubles with my teams before doing this but I noticed from outside that there was an issue in the last season. Even if it might sound naive, I still believe we find solutions with the players. It’s not my way to write a name down half an hour before kick-off because that will create a lot of trouble.The goal is to find solutions with the guys. I am happy to have players who are hungry to score.”

At one point last season, Neymar decided to deny Cavani a penalty goal against Dijon which would have made him the club’s all-time goalscorer and this witnessed the former receiving jeers from the Paris Saint-Germain faithful. Nevertheless, both players have someone sorted their issues on the pitch and they appear set to combine alongside World Cup winner KylianMbappe once more in the star-studded frontline.

Paris Saint-Germain opened their campaign with a comfortable 3-0 triumph over Caen and they should fancy replicating the showing against Guingamp on the road this weekend. Both Mbappe and Cavani missed the season opener after their World Cup exploits but he is expected only the former could feature versus Guingamp. Cavani has been missing from Les Parisiens duty since picking up a calf problem during the summer World Cup in Russia and Tuchel has decided to give him an extended rest to recover completely from the issue.