Ancelotti hails Dubai's energetic football fans

05/01/2012 - Dubai Investment News Posted Bob Brunskill
Ancelotti hails Dubai's energetic football fans

The passion that Emiratis have for sport has been highlighted by one of the biggest names in the game.Carlo Ancelotti, the former Chelsea and current Paris Saint German (PSG) manager, has hailed the energy displayed by Dubai's football fans following his new side's recent match in the emirate.PSG faced AC Milan in the Dubai Football Challenge and despite suffering a loss, the Italian praised the supporters and said he is confident of success in France's premier division.Commenting on the game, Ancelotti told Emirates 24-7: "We didn't start well because we conceded the goal immediately, but there was a good reaction with good play, good football and good combinations up front. I am happy. Of course, we have to improve, but we played against a strong team. Our match was good."It was a real treat to play AC Milan here in Dubai, as they are a very strong squad in Europe. The energy in the crowd was fantastic."The match has helped boost Dubai's profile as a sporting location with superstars Robinho and Zlatan Ibramhiovic displaying their talents.