PSG News In Brief: 21/10/11

Here are some of today’s stories and quotes attributed to the Parisians:

Kombouare: Well Done To My Players

Coach Antoine Kombouare spoke to PSG’s Official Site following last night’s 0-0 draw in Bratislava.

The 47-year-old said his players were “amazing” with nine versus 11 after both Clement Chantome and Siaka Tiene were sent off.

“I think we had the capability to cause this Slovan side problems.” he stated.

“We didn’t take our chances and we were up against an excellent goalkeeper. I would like to congratulate my players who were amazing playing nine versus 11. Things didn’t go our way this evening. We were a little nervous and lacked a little freshness. But that also proves we have attacking players and players with character. We stayed solid and showed we’re capable of playing good football and dominating midfield. Ménez, Erding or Pastore created a lot of chances, but the ball just didn’t want to go in. Tonight I saw a great PSG and Slovan Bratislava were never it.”

PSG Supporters Banned From Last Night’s Game

If you were watching the game via you television last night and wondered why there were no supporters in the away end, here is why.

180 of the Parisian supporters were denied entry, along with 60 others not possessing tickets (believed to be ultras from different nationalities) were denied access to the stadium by the local authorities in fear of potential trouble.

Le Parisien says the fans then went to watch the game at local bars under the surveillance of the police.

Zinedine Zidane Backs PSG’s Move For David Beckham

French legend Zinedine Zidane has gave his backing to the club’s move for English superstar David Beckham.

Although Zizou claims he will not be happy by this as he is a fan of Marseille, meant in jest of course, he thinks Beckham’s professionalism will be of great benefit to the Parisians.

“It could be good.” He told RTL.

“Of course, the concern over his age is always there, but he is a great professional who gives everything for his team and always fight. That is important, the main thing. We will have to see if he maintains that necessary capacity, but if both sides are keen, then why should he not sign for PSG?

“I love football, although I would not celebrate if he did go to PSG because I am a fan of Marseille.”

He then went on to praise Beckham as a person, having spent three years with him at Real Madrid from 2003-2006.

“Before getting to know him I had the same impression as everyone else, the one that you see through the media. But after that, during our three years together in the same team, I found out what a great person he is, who does not look to blame others for his mistakes.”


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