In a very unusual step, Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti has sat down with the French media and openly discussed his tactical thoughts and ideologies. Can you imagine Sir Alex Ferguson or Jose Mourinho doing this?
PSG has had a difficult beginning to the French Ligue 1 season, drawing their first three games, prompting questions in the media about how long it will take Ancelotti to make a team out of his collection of expensive players.
Ancelotti has taken an unprecedented step of explaining his ideas to the press in an effort to ease the concern surrounding the club’s slow start to the season.
“I would set up a team that plays good football, a competitive team to give a good show and a good image in both France and Europe,” the former Chelsea boss told Canal +.
“It’s not easy, you cannot do it in a week or two. I want to use four defenders, three midfielders and three forwards whose positions can change.”
“Sometimes with a center forward and two players behind, sometimes with two strikers and one player behind. In football today, the problem is depth of attack because it is easier for an adversary to control a static player.