Ancelotti: Saint-Etienne have a lot of quality going forward

Les Parisiens' boss has spoken of his respect for les Verts ahead of his side's league encounter on Saturday, as well as giving some tactical hints as to how his side may set up
Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his awareness of the dangers his team could face in their Ligue 1 clash against Saint-Etienne.

The club from the French capital currently sit first in the league with a three-point lead over Toulouse, but the 53-year-old has no intention of allowing his side to become complacent.

"We cannot say that we are afraid, but we respect Saint-Etienne. This is a good team, in good form at the moment, who have a lot of quality going forward. This will be a good game for us to follow up our good performances and stay at the top of Ligue 1," the Italian told reporters at a press conference.

The Italian then went on to talk about what his side needs to focus on in order to gain more points to stay at the summit.

"We should not try to figure it out. We must play our game, and show character and personality. We must continue to play and progress to pick up maximum points.

"We must pay attention to their counterattacks and certain players like Aubameyang or Brandao, who have the experience and give them great depth.

"As a team, they play beautiful football, so I'm expecting a great match. Of course we'll be on our guard defensively. But anyway, every team that has come here has played a dynamic game. This will probably be the case again," he said.

PSG's match against Saint-Etienne on Saturday is set to begin at 17.00CET.