Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel told his players to increase their intensity despite cruising to a 4-0 trashing of Monaco.
Thierry Henry’s Monaco were taken apart at Stade Louis II on Sunday as Edinson Cavani’s hat-trick inspired a 13th straight league victory for PSG.
Tuchel’s men had already set a record for the longest winning streak at the start of the season in any of Europe’s top-five leagues.
A 13-point gap from nearest rivals Lille is a Ligue 1 record for this stage of the season, but PSG have fallen short of their best in Europe.
And Tuchel yearns for improved performances in Ligue 1 even though his side demolished Henry’s struggling Monaco. “I am very happy with the result and the fact that we went for a 13th victory in a row. It’s extraordinary,” Tuchel told a news conference.
“On the other hand I was a little disappointed with our intensity, our structure, and the quality in the first half. “It was OK but we relaxed from the last games where we had a lot of pressure. After the first two goals we lacked structure and intensity.
“Monaco could have scored one or two goals. In the second half we were more serious. The result is great but it could have been better.”