The former coach of bundesliga clubs borussia dortmund and FSV mainz 05 said that the german soccer record champions had enjoyed a "unique run" under hansi flick.
Bayern are "the highest level in europe," said tuchel on saturday evening in lisbon. "It’s going to be a tough job. But we feel prepared," said the 46-year-old tuchel, looking ahead to sunday’s match (21.00 o’clock) at the estadio da luz.
"We are expecting a very intense game," said tuchel, who has already played two german teams with PSG in the K.O.-phase out of the competition: borussia dortmund in the eighth final and RB leipzig in the final 8 tournament in portugal with a clear 3-0 in the semifinals.
World champion kylian mbappe is looking forward to the duel with manuel neuer, who is "one of the best goalkeepers in the history of football". "If you want to be the best in europe, you have to beat the best," said the 21-year-old striker. Mbappe was very positive about tuchel: "he is a great coach in whom we believe." PSG play under him the best season in the history of the club. "The players stand behind the coach."
Tuchel is not sure whether goalkeeper keylor navas, who was injured in the match against leipzig, will play again in the final. He also did not commit himself to midfielder marco verratti. Both had trained with the team. Verratti will certainly not be able to play 90 or 120 minutes. However, tuchel said that since he had not had a muscle injury, it was not a risk to use him. "A final is not a game for major changes," said the coach.