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Ancelotti delighted with Beckham

Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his delight in welcoming new signing David Beckham, who he believes has much to offer.

The former England international was signed by the French giants on the last day of the transfer window and despite being 37 years old, the former Milan boss is certain his qualities will help PSG in their search for silverware this season.

However, in a word of warning, Ancelotti has declared that Beckham will have to earn his place in his starting 11.

“Beckham is a player with a lot of experience, one who can help everyone. He can help the team improve, get more experience and show a better quality of play. Everybody at PSG is happy for his arrival, because he is a player with a lot of qualities,” he said.

“He went on holiday so he needs some time. But he has already started training. First of all, he needs to be in good shape physically and then we will see what happens.

“If he deserves to play, he will play. He can play as a defensive midfielder, he can also play on the right side.

“It was a surprise but I’m really happy because I know Beckham very well. I’m happy because he will bring more professionalism. He is a very serious player and the team will improve thanks to him.

“For a trainer, having not one player like Beckham but 20 like him makes the job easier.”

After being without a club since December, Beckham signed a five-month contract with the French capital side and will donate his entire wages to an unknown local children’s charity.

Sat 2 Feb, 2013
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