Ancelotti pleased with PSG, Pereira unbowed
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Carlo Ancelotti was struck by Paris Saint-Germain FC's "style, character and courage" after they responded to their weekend loss by defeating FC Porto 2-1 to win Group A.
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Carlo Ancelotti, PSG coach
It was a good match, a good reaction from the team [to Saturday's 2-1 defeat by OGC Nice]. We showed our style, character and courage. We played against a team with good organisation and we controlled the game. We showed all the things I want to see from this team. Some people may have assessed this team too early, but this is a team that has quality. When you want to build something important, you cannot reach your target immediately. You must be a little patient. For the moment, our performances are not good in the league, but we still have time to improve.
Vítor Pereira, Porto coach
We came here expecting to finish in first place, but it was not possible. It was a difficult game, with moments of quality, but we could not stop PSG's quality and ended up conceding twice and scoring just once. Our objective was not to finish in second place, but now in the next round we must continue to believe in our quality and that we can continue in the Champions League. We have not been fortunate in the last two games. The players worked hard, but now we must correct what must be corrected. Now we must move on.