"He sees the game before the other players, like Andrea Pirlo," that was one of the many compliments that former Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti paid young Italian midfielder and serial risk-taker Marco Verratti during his 16-month spell in charge of the French giants. Admittedly, there was as much criticism as there was praise during this time, but the 55-year-old's positive words always outweighed the negative.
Ancelotti left Paris back in June of 2013, so has missed watching the last...
PARIS -- Bonjour from the French capital, where I've spent the last few days while travelling for a week from Barcelona to Manchester over land and sea.
On Tuesday, I was at the Parc des Princes to see Paris Saint-Germain beat Ajax 3-1 in the Champions League.
In the mixed zone after the game I spoke to PSG's David Luiz, who was very helpful and bright, plus Edinson Cavani, about the club.
I'd really hoped, though, to speak to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He's a fascinating interviewee when he's in the mood...
Bastia striker Brandao has been sentenced to one month in prison and fined 20,000 euros following his heatbutt on Paris St-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta.
However, it is reported by Le Parisien that the jail term will be converted into a period of community service, and as such the striker will not spend any time behind bars. The paper also states that the player will not appeal.
Olivier Martin, the player's barrister, told media he was "a little stunned", adding: "This decision is in keeping with...
Just as Hercules was handed his 12 mighty labours in days of yore, Paris St-Germain's in-house YouTube channel recently handed their very own mythical being, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the task of selecting a Dream XI from the vast array of players he's ever played with.
TOE POKE: FOOTBALL FUNNIES
- Dream Team: Guess who Zlatan chooses in his XI
- Invasion! Ronaldo and co. interrupted by ramblers
- Today's homework: Play Football Manager
- Buy this for Christmas: Dion Dublin's album
- Top 5: Lionel Messi fails
- Beckham vs. Beckham: Which was better?
- Watch: Greatest nutmeg ever?
Perhaps unsurprising given the stellar list of employers he's racked up over the years, the Swedish goliath picks a formidable starting line-up including the likes of Gigi Buffon, Xavi, Pavel Nedved, Patrick Vieira and Lionel Messi --...