Paris: Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti on Friday rounded on critics of David Beckham for his performance in the Champions League quarter-final first leg match against Barcelona.
"Criticism of Beckham is strange and unfair. He had a very good match. He followed the strategy I laid out to the letter and gave the ball quickly," the Italian told a news conference.
"Did the way he played make me want to start with him again in the second leg? Yes, of course it did. If Paris were good in the first half-hour against Barca it's because Beckham was good as he looked to play quickly."