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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Ancelotti: PSG not a one-man team

ESPN Staff

PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti says his side does not rely too much on star signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite the Swede's impressive performances since joining the club.

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The Paris club currently sit top of Ligue 1, three points clear of second-placed Toulouse and Marseille.

Ibrahimovic, joined the club in July from AC Milan, and he has scored 10 of the club's 16 league goals this term, but Ancelotti does not believe his side place too much importance of the striker.

"I don't think we are dependent on Zlatan," Ancelotti said. "We brought him here because he has a strong personality, and a lot of qualities.

"He scores a lot of goals. Every time he scores, it's good for him and for the team. I think the team also works hard for him in order to put him in the best position to score. It's as simple as that."

PSG are in action on Wednesday in the Coupe De La Ligue clash with Marseille, and following the two sides' recent 2-2 draw in the league, Ancelotti is expecting another close encounter between the French heavyweights.

"Marseille are a very good team," he said. "They are physically strong, have a lot of character, and a strong mentality. It's a team that will want to beat us because we are becoming fierce rivals. It's the same for us - we want to win. In the last game we played against them, with a little bit more consistency, we could have won. (This) game will be the same - closely fought but we can win."




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