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Ancelotti blasts PSG players

Paris Saint Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has criticised the attitude of his players following the "disaster" of losing the Coupe de France quarter-final to Evian on penalties.

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Carlo Ancelotti: Blasted his players

Carlo Ancelotti: Blasted his players

The Ligue 1 leaders lost the shoot-out 4-1 after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva missed their first two spot kicks.

The game had finished 1-1, Javier Pastore putting the capital club in front after eight minutes before Saber Khelifa levelled a minute before half-time.

To make matters worse for PSG they finished the match with 10 men, with Thiago Motta sent off in the 118th minute.

Ancelotti was quoted on the Ligue 1 website as saying: "We were a bit full of ourselves and misplaced too many passes, lost the ball too easily.

"Tonight was a disaster and our worst match of the season. The attitude of the team wasn't right. You can lose a game but tonight we didn't show any character."

Ancelotti spared none of his team from the criticism, adding: "Some players played for themselves and tried difficult things. I'm angry with the whole team.

"The season's not over and we need to give everything in every match."

Ancelotti, taking the blame for the defeat, also praised the performance of Evian's players.

"Evian's attitude was good and they deserve to be in the semi-finals. If your team doesn't show the right attitude then it's the coach's fault."

Evian coach Pascal Dupraz is dreaming of making the final and an appearance at the Stade de France.

He said: "We hung in there and we qualified. We're one match away from the Stade de France and I think we're dreaming. Ever since the round of 64 game against Amiens in January I'd told the players we were going to go to the Stade de France.

"You need a bit of luck along the way. I think we played well in the first half but suffered afterwards."

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