Ancelotti wary of the impact of social media

FC Bayern München coach Carlo Ancelotti admits he's had to alter his approach to the game, due to the rise and continued popularity of social media.

The three-time Champions League winning coach feels that players' constant activity on social media platforms could have a negative impact on their ability to interact with teammates and coaching staff.

With their attentions otherwise occupied, Ancelotti has suggested that players won't be able to properly connect with teammates.

"The players isolate themselves in that way," the Italian tactician told Suddeutsche Zeitung. "If the players are at home, they have to speak to their wives and children.

"When I was a player, there was intensive interaction at training camps.

"We played cards, table football, table tennis — above all we spoke to each other. Now we almost only speak with each other when we eat together.

"Discipline, compliance with the rules and respect are important to me. I'm not obsessive about it but I am definitely able to get my way.

"Otherwise I try to talk to everyone and, more importantly, listen to everyone," he concluded.

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