PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti loves his English football, but admits he hopes Italy win tonight's Euro2012 quarterfinal.

He admits even his Chelsea love affair won't stop him rooting for the boys in blue.

Ancelotti said: "I'm in love with English football. Being a coach at Chelsea and living in London for two years made me fall in love with the ­English culture and their respect for people.

"I will text JT and Ashley. My message will read: 'Be nice, Italy must win'!"