'No champagne yet, I'm still able to speak!' - Ancelotti

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'No champagne yet, I'm still able to speak!' - Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti said he had not drunk any champagne yet following Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 title triumph by the virtue of its 1-0 win against Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday.

A second-half goal from Jeremy Menez at Stade Gerland sealed the capital club's title and their coach was delighted with the attitude his side showed to seal the championship.

"It's a title that occupies the same place in my heart as the others which I've won. These are great memories. I'm very happy, but I haven't drunk champagne yet. It's because of that I'm still speaking [to the media]," he told reporters.

"I'm very happy. It was not easy to win here. We had a good game, we were always dangerous despite a difficult start with Lyon's pressing. We have not always been efficient in difficult circumstances."

Ancelotti then posed the notion that a change in formation may have swung the title in PSG's favor, before congratulating his players for a job well done despite the occasional hiccup.

"It's been difficult as there is a a lot intensity and pace in this league. But the team have been solid and compact since December. Maybe the tactical change to 4-4-2 has helped regain the players confidence," he continued.

"We have reached our objectives of winning Ligue 1 and going far in the Champions League. The team did a good job. They're very professional.

"Everyone is happy. We deserve this title. We showed a lot of individual quality. The work was done well since we were very much in the lead [of the chasing pack], even if it took a long time to finish the job.

"My future? I haven't yet spoken with the players. We still have matches to play and we will respect what remains of the league. We will respect the other teams."