Ancelotti: 'PSG need to improve'
Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti urged his players not to let their self-belief dwindle after last night's goalless home draw against Bordeaux extended their winless run to three games.
The big-spending capital club remained frustrated in pursuit of their first victory of the Ligue 1 campaign as they were held to their third draw in as many matches - against a Bordeaux side who dropped points for the first time this term.
There were boos at the Parc des Princes after the latest stalemate, but Ancelotti claimed his team were close to turning the corner.
"Bordeaux left us very little space and they caused us problems," the Italian said on www.psg.fr: "We need to improve because, at the moment, we aren't playing our natural game."
Ancelotti continued: "We are struggling a little but we have to stay confident. I'm disappointed because we haven't won our first three games of the season, but we will keep getting better.
"We need to rediscover that football we were playing in the final matches of last season."
Defender Alex targeted Sunday night's trip to Lille for PSG to pick up their first victory.
"We tried everything to find the breakthrough but, unfortunately, we couldn't do it," the Brazilian said. "Now we have a week to keep working to try to find the key to unlock our next match. Lille are a very good team, but we caused them problems last season. We have every chance of winning."
PSG fans made sure their discontent was evident, sending their players back to the dressing rooms with the catcalls ringing in their ears as Bordeaux remained unbeaten and moved on to seven points.
Les Girondins coach Francis Gillot took positives away from Paris despite the two dropped points.
"This game was fun to follow," he said on www.girondins.com. "We had the opportunity to do better. We had opportunities to shoot a little more when we were within range. It was not for a lack of effort. The satisfying thing was that PSG did not create many opportunities."