Carlo Ancelotti commended David Beckham's career following the retiring midfielder's tearful exit in his final Paris Saint-Germain game and jested that the ex-England man "didn't have my quality".
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star was given the captain's armband from the start of his side's 3-1 win on Saturday over Brest and broke down in tears upon his substitution in what looks set to be his final appearance in professional football.
At full-time his team-mates hoisted the Englishman on to their shoulders and celebrated his exit in style, though Ancelotti had a pretend bone to pick with Beckham over his lack of goals in his bow out.
The PSG coach told reporters: "I spoke with David and told him in my last game I scored two goals. I said to him: 'Maybe tonight you'll score two goals' - but maybe he didn't have my quality!"
The Italian also lauded Beckham's glittering career and suggested that nights such as Saturday's will linger long in the 38-year-old's memory.
"He will miss the world of football because he showed a good image every time, really professional. It was a fantastic evening for him," Ancelotti added.
"He will have a very good memory of this night. When you finish, when you stop, you have memories of all the years."
Table-topping PSG have one more game left this season - away to Lorient - but the ex-AC Milan boss doubts that Beckham will feature, though insists he is likely to come to the game next Sunday with the Ligue 1-winning squad.
"We have to decide, but I don't think he will play. He will come with the team but I don't think he will play … a plastic pitch is difficult for a 38-year-old," he confessed.