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The Paris Saint-Germain head coach plays down some of the Swedish front man's inflammatory remarks towards the fans and stresses that he is ready to face Saint-Etienne

Carlo Ancelotti has refuted suggestions that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unhappy at Paris Saint-Germain ahead of their Ligue 1 clash with Saint-Etienne.

The Swede was highly critical of the boos and whistles that came from the home support when les Parisiens fell behind during last week’s 2-1 win over Nancy, stating that he found the ungracious reaction strange considering "they had nothing before."

However, Ancelotti dismissed any idea that this showed the striker could be looking to leave the club in the wake of the controversy his comments created.

"Ibrahimovic said something after the match against Nancy," the 53-year-old Italian was quoted as saying by RMC Sport.

"It is true that we have not had a good game but we were surprised.

"This is an important time of the season and it is important that the fans are behind us. Ibrahimovic explained this very well after the game."

Les Rouge-et-Bleu could extend their lead over Olympique Lyonnais to seven points with victory on Sunday and their coach was quick to support the former Barcelona and Inter forward.

"There is no problem [with Ibrahimovic]," he continued.

"He is very motivated and focused on Sunday's game. He is serious and wants to win, as do the whole team."

PSG currently sit top of Ligue 1 with 57 points from 28 games.

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