David Beckham to start for PSG in Cup test, says Carlo Ancelotti

Noting PSG's speed in launching attacks, he suggested the former England star was a good fit for his new club. Meanwhile, PSG sporting director Leonardo told AFP on Tuesday that Beckham has a lot to offer the capital club on the pitch and hit out at those who are skeptical as to the reasons why the Englishman was signed.

updated: February 27, 2013 11:35 IST
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Paris: Paris Saint-Germain's new star recruit, English veteran David Beckham, will start in the French Cup round of 16 encounter against rivals Marseille, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

"Yes, Beckham will start in the position of (suspended midfielder) Marco Verratti," Ancelotti told reporters before Wednesday's game.

"It's an important position," added Ancelotti. "Beckham must help make the play and defensively have a good tactical position on the pitch -- he will have the same things to do as Verratti," said Ancelotti, who believes the 37-year-old still has plenty to offer.

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