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Ancelotti hails 'outstanding' Ibrahimović

Published: Wednesday 7 November 2012, 0.17CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed the influence of Zlatan Ibrahimović, who set up all four goals against GNK Dinamo Zagreb, with Ante Čačić also praising the victors.
Published: Wednesday 7 November 2012, 0.17CET

Ancelotti hails 'outstanding' Ibrahimović

Paris Saint-Germain FC coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed the influence of Zlatan Ibrahimović, who set up all four goals against GNK Dinamo Zagreb, with Ante Čačić also praising the victors.

Carlo Ancelotti, PSG coach
I did not shout at half-time. There was a problem and I decided to fix it by bringing [Marco] Verratti in. The result was that we had more space. We were probably the better team and earned a great win. Zlatan [Ibrahimović, who provided assists for all four goals] is a great player because he also plays for his team-mates, he scores and helps others to do so. I am very happy because he is 100% involved in the team, he is a fantastic player and an outstanding character.

[Ezequiel] Lavezzi is a player who has a lot of speed, and that can be very good on the counterattack paired with [Jérémy] Ménez. You must also see that in the second half we had two young players with a 20-year-old [Verratti] and a 17-year-old [Adrien Rabiot]. That is something that is good for the team.

Ante Čačić, Dinamo coach
When you look at the scoreboard you see a heavy defeat and it was a deserved PSG win, but I still think we had our moments in this match. However, PSG took all of their chances and I have to congratulate them.

This is a huge experience for our players. We were brave and we wanted to do a good job, but we were missing something at every turn. Whether it was our final pass or our control of the ball, every mistake was punished. You have to understand that we faced a much better and more experienced team.

It was hard for our young players. The inexperienced young players went forward and made mistakes. Then the home team just punished us without any problems.

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