Veratti used Barca for new deal, says Ancelotti | The Daily Star
12:07 PM, September 26, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:16 PM, September 26, 2017

Veratti used Barca for new deal, says Ancelotti

Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti will make a return to Parc des Princes with his team Bayern Munich for the Champions League Group B clash between Bayern Munich and PSG.

The Italian was excited about playing against his former club and feels that the club has changed a lot since he left in 2013.

French newspaper Le Figaro spoke to the Bayern Munich coach on a range of topics – including PSG’s Marco Veratti and news signings Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

Ancelotti was asked about his opinion regarding players using transfer rumours to get improved contracts at their current club and the coach replied: "I don't like these things, these behaviours.

"During the market a lot of players want to leave but I don't know if they really want to leave the club or are just looking to improve their contracts."

Regarding the speculations that PSG’s Italian midfielder Marco Veratti had wanted to move to FC Barcelona in the summer, the Italian manager said: "He wanted to improve his contract, I know him."

The former PSG coach also said that he was not scared of his former club despite Bayern’s problematic start to the new season.

The coach believes that PSG’s forward line are on par with the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern but as a club PSG are still looking for an identity with Neymar and Mbappe.

"With Neymar and Mbappe PSG are on the way to finding an identity. At Bayern it's already clear. PSG don't scare me. I have a lot of respect for them, their team is a lot better and their forward line has nothing to envy from Bayern, Real Madrid or Barcelona, they are at the same level."

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