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Ancelotti: Slow start highlighted PSG's flaws

Created on 21 Sept., 2012 8:54 PM GMT

After a disappointing start to the Ligue 1 season, French powerhouse PSG have gained momentum winning their past three games, which included a thumping 4-1 victory of Dynamo Kiev in the Uefa Champions League on Tuesday.

Upcoming opponents Bastia were enjoying their return to the top division with wins against Sochaux and fellow promoted Reims - but they have since slipped to three straight defeats, conceding nine goals in the process.

PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti highlighted their aggressive attacking play, but called for balance from his team as they look to continue their winning run.

"Critics were normal because it was not normal that PSG did not win the first three games, we did not play good football," the ex-Chelsea mentor said.

"I'm focused on the work because I think that not everything is perfect today, we need to improve, and we need the mind to improve better every day.

"Today it's a good moment for the team but tomorrow night may be a moment more difficult. We need to prepare well, especially the next game because the atmosphere is going to be completely different than Tuesday night."

Ancelotti said the promoted Bastia have endured a tough run of fixtures of late, but said they could match PSG if they play with attacking intent.

"Bastia started really well this season by winning two games. Then I think it was more difficult for them, they lost 3 games, 9 goals were scored against them," the Italian said.

"But they are really focused on the attack, they've got that aggressiveness. I don't know if they're going to change this attitude to defend more but it's a team with a lot of intensity."

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