Ancelotti targets new signings
Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he aims to bring in up to four new players during the summer as he looks to rebuild his PSG side.
Last Updated: 06/04/12 1:37pm
Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he aims to bring in up to four new players during the summer transfer window as he looks to rebuild his Paris St Germain side.
The former AC Milan and Chelsea coach claims that he wants the club, which are currently sitting behind Ligue 1 leaders Montpellier on goal difference, to have more of a 'French soul'.
Ancelotti has pointed to the fact that PSG do not have a backbone of home-grown talent in their side which he wants to rectify in time for next season.
"The team will be reinforced. We'll sign on three or four players, but I want PSG to have a French soul because the feeling of belonging helps to make the difference," Ancelotti told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"At Chelsea, there's (Ashley) Cole, (Frank) Lampard, (John) Terry; at Milan there's (Massimo) Ambrosini, (Alessandro) Nesta, (Gennaro) Gattuso, (Ignazio) Abate, (Luca) Antonini; at Real Madrid there's (Iker) Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Xabi Alonso. Here (at PSG) there's (Mamadou) Sakhos, (Mohamed) Sissoko, (Mathieu) Bodmer, (Guillaume) Hoarau and (Christophe) Jallet who must play this role."
Ancelotti's side have not won a game since March 11th and lost at lowly Nancy last weekend which has given unheralded leaders Montpellier the advantage in the title run-in.
The Italian claims Sunday's match against Marseille is an "excellent chance to relaunch ourselves".
He added: "It's also an opportunity for them because they're going through a long stretch of negative results. But they have experience and I don't think they'll be weakened by their elimination from the Champions League."