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Some like him, some don’t – Draxler keen to get started with Tuchel at PSG

JulianDraxler - cropped Germany winger Julian Draxler (source: Bongarts)

Paris Saint-Germain forward Julian Draxler is relishing working with Thomas Tuchel after researching his new head coach.

Tuchel signed a two-year contract as Unai Emery’s successor earlier this month.

New Arsenal boss Emery signed off with a domestic treble but Tuchel, highly regarded following his spells at Mainz and Borussia Dortmund, is viewed as the man to take PSG on to new levels in the Champions League.

Draxler is set to take part in Germany’s World Cup defence in Russia before linking up with his countryman, whose reputation for being a spiky character was cemented by an abrupt exit from Dortmund last May.

“I could get out of the way of the question and say that I am only focusing on the World Cup,” he said during a news conference at Germany’s pre-tournament in Eppan, northern Italy.

“That obviously is my main concern now and I have big goals, as does our team for the tournament.

“I am eager to get to know Thomas Tuchel. I talked to other players who played for him.

“On everything regarding football, everybody thinks of him in high terms. But personally, as it always is, some people like him and some don’t.

“I am totally unbiased and think PSG got a great manager.”

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