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Anceloti eyes changes for Dynamo clash

November 21, 2012
By Fabien Perrin, France Correspondent

Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti has said he will likely make changes to his side for Wednesday's Champions League game at Dynamo Kiev.

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PSG need just a point in the Ukrainian capital to be sure of qualifying from Group A into the knockout phase, but they are on a run of three domestic games without a win, ceding the lead at the top of Ligue 1 in the process.

Ancelotti is hopeful that he is able to make changes which will not only ensure European progress but also kickstart their stuttering domestic form.

"Some things will actually change, especially tactically," he said. "At the moment, things are not easy. We lost two games at home. The team, especially in the last game, did not show a good attitude. I was not happy with my players.

"But this Wednesday is another day with another game. In football, it's easy to have a hard time. But it is also easy to get out quickly by having a good match. We have everything to do it. We have a great opportunity to reach the last 16. This is the most important thing."

Ancelotti was also insistent that his team would not simply play for a draw, despite a point being all they need to finish in the top two in their group.

"We will play to win," he added. "This is normal. It is in this spirit that we approach every game. But of course we know that a draw is good for qualification.

"We must work harder to improve. Players must take responsibility and do something different than what they have done until now. I have confidence in the character, personality and professionalism of the players to do it. What we have done recently is not enough. We must do more."