PSG: Kouassi explains his departure

Leaving Paris Saint-Germain in 2020, Tanguy Kouassi does not regret his choice today despite two difficult years at Bayern Munich. The young defender explains why.

Kouassi leaves PSG in 2020.

In 2020, Tanguy Kouassi decided to leave Paris Saint-Germain to sign his first professional contract at Bayern Munich. A choice that made a lot of noise at the time. In an interview with L’Equipe, the 20-year-old central defender returns for the first time to this decision.

Kouassi has no regrets

At the time, PSG seemed to be counting on him. For his first season with professionals, the young player had been used 13 times (including 9 starts). I made that choice and I became what I became. I don’t know if I would have started at PSG. This year look at the competition, with Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos and (Presnel) Kimpembe, Danilo too. With ifs, we rebuild careers. We can’t know he throws.

Confront a strong competition with internationals and victim of two big injuries too , Kouassi had a mixed first two seasons in Munich, he only played 26 games (9 starts), before being ready this summer for FC Sville. However, he does not regret his departure from Paris SG. I had no regrets, he says. If I have regrets, it means that at the time, I wasn’t 100% sure of my choice. It wasn’t, I was sure. My choices, I assume them.

Why Bayern?

The U20 international went on to explain his choice to sign for Bayern. This is the project. The Bayern project won me over. I understand the people who criticize me but they don’t have the elements, the discussions that I had with Bayern explains the one who was critical of having made a choice dictated by money. It’s not just money in football. Me, I wanted to progress on foot. Only who interests me.

He also reveals that the unclear situation of Thomas Tuchel, the Parisian coach at the time, played in his decision. at the end, I had a call with coach Tuchel. it really touched me. He asked me to stay. But the choice was already made. There was also an element, it is that tomorrow, we did not know if he was going to stay. We all heard that he was in the hot seat. There was less visibility, less stability. The German will finally be sacked in December 2020.

A Sville loan this season

Almost two years later, Kouassi is now flying in Spain, on loan to FC Sville. I haven’t played much for two years. This third year was important. This choice of Sville is the right one. I found a different football. With a lot of ground game, passing, movement. Sville a story in the Spanish league, in the Europa League. This is the best band to progress. Regular holder in Andalusia, he now hopes to really launch his career.

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