Al Khelaifi hails PSG play under Blanc
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al Khelaifi has claimed the Ligue 1 champions are already playing better under Laurent Blanc than they did in winning the title with Carlo Ancelotti.
Ancelotti departed for Real Madrid having secured the French top-flight crown, but the manner in which his team triumphed, very often relying on fleeting moments of individual brilliance rather than a fluid collective effort, left the club's Qatari owners seeking a more aesthetically-pleasing style of play.
Despite having seen Blanc's men pick up five points from their opening three games, with their first win coming against FC Nantes last Sunday, Al Khelaifi is delighted with the former Girondins de Bordeaux boss.
"It's better than last season when we had just three points after three games. Carlo did a great job here. But today, even if there are a lot of things to improve, we're playing better than last season. And that's very important in my eyes," said the PSG supremo, adding the decision to appoint Blanc after a long search for Ancelotti's successor had been the right one.
"Recruiting him was an excellent decision. His work is even better than what we had expected."