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Ancelotti: Becks Can Be PSG's Maldini

David Beckham has trained alone in London, under the watchful eye of Paris Saint Germain’s assistant coach Paul Clement.

The former England captain admitted on signing for PSG that he would need some time to get “up to speed”, before joining the club on 13 February.

Wearing a PSG kit for the first time, Becks was put through his paces by Clement and a fitness coach and physio who spent the weekend in London.

With Beckham’s likely debut for PSG set to come soon against Marseille in the last-16 of the French Cup, there is still much head scratching regarding his move to the Parc des Princes.

Many pundits believe he is just too old to positively influence PSG, in their quest to become a European powerhouse.

However, PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti clearly liked the report he got from his underlings after their training session with Beckham.

The Italian, who worked with Beckham at AC Milan, insists that in spite of his age, Beckham still has what it takes to do a job for PSG.

"It's true he's 37, but he's still a player. I remember a player who won the Champions League at 39, his name is Maldini," Ancelotti told BeIN Sport.

"Firstly, I think at 37, if you still have the motivation, you're still good physically, you can play, and David has not had a lot of injuries in his career.

“Secondly, he's the most serious and most professional player I've ever met."


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