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Ancelotti bemoans PSG 'complacency'

August 20, 2012
By ESPN staff

Following his side's goalless draw at AC Ajaccio, Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted he was "not worried" by a second successive Ligue 1 draw but admitted his players showed signs of complacency.

Les Parisiens came into the season as overwhelming favourites for the French title after a summer of heavy spending but after needing a Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace to rescue a point in their opening game against Lorient, Ancelotti's charges were held again on their visit to Corsica.

"It was not a good game," Ancelotti said. "Compared with [the game against] Lorient we played with more balance.

"We didn't concede but we got just one real chance to score through Jeremy Menez.

"There was complacency in the first half. It is not what we are about but I'm not worried. We missed Thiago Silva [who trained for the first time last week], Ibrahimovic and Thiago Motta. It will take time."

It is not yet clear whether Ibrahimovic, who missed the game with a minor foot injury, will be back for this Sunday's meeting with current Ligue 1 leaders Bordeaux. The Swede collided in the box last week with Lorient's Bruno Ecuele Manga, who is out for several months after the incident.

While Ibrahimovic is currently still unable to strike a football, Ancelotti showed he is perfectly capable of swinging his left foot at the Fran├žois Coty Stadium - with the Italian sent to the stands after striking a water bottle in anger during the match.

The former AC Milan and Chelsea coach was given his marching orders to join Ezequiel Lavezzi, who was sent off a few minutes previously, but later said: "It's a gesture I regret."