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Carlo Downplays PSG's Chances

Carlo Ancelotti does not want PSG or their fans to get ahead of themselves, and has played down the club’s chances of winning the Champions League.

The big-spending Parisians have been impressive in the competition so far, cruising through the group stage and seeing off Valencia to reach the quarter-finals last night.

Their limitless Qatari credit line has enabled them to cobble together an envy inducing squad, which was even strong enough to keep Los Che at bay without their suspended best player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The big Swede will be back to play a role for PSG in the last-eight, but even so, Ancelotti does not think they are strong enough yet to go all the way in the competition.

The two-time Champions League winner was relieved after PSG battled back from a goal down against Valencia to ensure their progression last night, and is now focusing on the club’s European campaign on a game by game basis.

"It's very difficult for us to win [the Champions League], but it's our aim to do our best," Ancelotti told Sky Sports.

"At the start, everyone said the team didn't know what they were going to do, but we won the group, won the last 16, and we hope to do well in the quarter-final.

"It was very hard, a very difficult game. They [Valencia] played really well. We were not at our best in the first half.

"After we conceded the goal, we did better. It's a very important result for the club, to reach the quarter-finals after 18 years is very important. The goal we conceded woke us up. We were controlled too much in the first half."

Can PSG pull a Chelsea and win the Champions League against all odds this season?


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