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Beckham wins Ancelotti praise

SoccerNews in Ligue 1 18 Mar 2013

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Carlo Ancelotti was happy with David Beckham’s performance in Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-2 Ligue 1 draw against Saint-Etienne on Sunday.

The veteran midfielder, 37, featured for the full 90 minutes for the first time since his move to PSG in January, and Ancelotti feels Beckham’s display was confirmation that he is still in fine shape physically.

“Beckham started for the first time in the league. He showed that he can play consistently for 90 minutes and that he’s in good physical condition. He played a key role in directing play,” Ancelotti said.

PSG gave away a two-goal lead at the Geoffrey Guichard, but Ancelotti was nonetheless quite pleased at full-time.

“The final result is rather good. A five-point lead at this stage of the season is very good. After this encounter with a dangerous opponent, it’s good for us,” he added.

“It was a physical game with a lot of contact. It was no doubt difficult for the referee to always make the right decision.”

PSG lead Ligue 1 with 58 points from 29 games.

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