El Shaarawy reminds me of Neymar, says Ancelotti

The former Milan trainer is impressed with the young attacker's good start to the season, and has likened him to the Brazilian wonderkid
Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti has taken the time to praise Stephan El Shaarawy, and has compared the AC Milan youngster to Brazil international Neymar.

Rossoneri CEO Adriano Galliani recently likened the 19-year-old to Anzhi Makhachkala's Samuel Eto'o, but the PSG trainer feels the Italy international's characteristics are quite similar to the Brazilian starlet's instead.

"Galliani comparing El Shaarawy to Eto'o? In terms of characteristics, El Shaarawy reminds me more of Neymar than Eto'o," Ancelotti was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"El Shaarawy has had a very good start to the season, and I'm curious to see him playing alongside Pato."

The attacker joined Milan from Genoa in the summer of 2011 and has since developed into an important first team member at the San Siro side.

El Shaarawy has netted five goals in eight official appearances for Milan this term.