Tuchel tells stars to ‘make sacrifices’ after Sydney win Jul 31, 2019 0 477 12345 AFPSuzhou, ChinaParis Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel warned his side that they must pull together and “make sacrifices” after they eased to a 3-0 friendly win over Sydney FC on Tuesday in China.The German spoke a day after midfielder Julian Draxler told AFP that the “egos” of Neymar and the French champions’ other star forwards did not always make it easy for the team.Tuchel is under pressure to take PSG deep into the Champions League in the forthcoming season, while successfully defending their Ligue 1 title is almost a formality.Tuchel was not forthcoming on the future of Neymar, saying he had “no news”, after the Brazilian made it clear that he wants to return to Barcelona.“For me, he’s our player... it (his future) is a question between him and the club,” was all Tuchel would say.But he was forthright about what he wants from his star-studded squad.With PSG playing Rennes in the domestic Trophee des Champions on Saturday in Shenzhen, Tuchel said: “We have to be ready, there are still a lot of things to improve.“It’s a question of team effort, the intensity that we are willing to give, the closeness that we play all together against the ball, the sacrifices that we are willing to make.“If we are willing to make sacrifices, if we are willing to go over all obstacles, then for sure we are ready.“But if we have big spaces, if we don’t all play together, for sure we will not be ready.”Kylian Mbappe was earlier the star of the show once more for PSG, scoring an eye-catching first goal in sweltering Suzhou.Strike partner Edinson Cavani also scored in the first half before substitute Metehan Guclu netted with a clever flick a minute from time.In the absence of Neymar, who is working his way back to full fitness after injury and could feature on Saturday, the French starlet Mbappe was the focus of attention.There was a buzz of anticipation each time the 20-year-old prodigy received the ball.The World Cup winner put Tuchel’s side on the way to a comfortable friendly win as he exchanged passes with Juan Bernat before firing beyond Sydney goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne.Mbappe was subbed at the break as Tuchel changed all his outfield players. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Moreno joins Al Gharafa; Rashidov inks deal with QSC Jul 31, 2019 0 872 Murray closer than he thought to singles return, to play doubles with brother Jamie at Citi Open Jul 31, 2019 0 287 Mimi to wear number nine shirt at Al Duhail Jul 31, 2019 0 687 Semenya to miss Doha worlds after Swiss court ruling AFP Paris Caster Semenya will not defend her world 800m title in Doha in September after a Swiss judge overruled a temporary suspension on the IAAF’s controversial testosterone-curbing rules, her representatives said .. Real Madrid’s pre-season struggles continue with 1-0 loss to Tottenham in Germany AFP Munich Real Madrid’s disastrous pre-season continued on Tuesday as they lost 1-0 to Tottenham in Munich. “Our defeat was well deserved,” Real midfielder Tony Kroos told German TV after the match. “It’s true that .. Fans to sue after Ronaldo sits out Juventus friendly in Seoul Reuters SEOUL Soccer fans in South Korea are taking legal action to seek compensation after Cristiano Ronaldo failed to play in a friendly during Juventus’ pre-season tour in Seoul last week. Ronaldo had been contracted .. PSG sign Idrissa Gueye from Everton Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye has completed his transfer from Everton to Paris Saint-Germain, the French champions confirmed on Tuesday. “Paris St-Germain is thrilled to announce the signing of Idrissa Gueye!” .. Brazil police end Neymar rape probe over lack of evidence AFP Sao Paulo Police in Brazil probing rape allegations against football superstar Neymar have closed the case due to a lack of evidence, the Sao Paulo attorney general’s office said Monday. The police decision will be ..