Paris-Saint Germain manager Laurent Blanc saw his team only manage a 1-1 draw with Reims and he admitted that his team’s failure to take chances almost saw them suffer a shock defeat.
Edinson Cavani scored the goal for PSG but it was not enough as the opposition made them pay for their lacklustre finishing in front of goal. It was yet another disappointing result for the team that had begun the season with three consecutive wins. However, they have now drawn their last two league matches and it has allowed the likes of Rennes and Saint-Étienne to close the gap on the leaders.
Manchester United transfer target Edinson Cavani has claimed that he would like to have a central striker role at Paris St Germain.
PSG striker Edinson Cavani has stated that he could one day return to his former club Napoli, with whom he shares a special relationship, but only if current president Aurelio De Laurentiis does not remain at the club.
Cavani fell out withDe Laurentiis before his massive £ 60 million move to Paris St Germain. The Uruguayan was linked with several other clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United, but he was able to make a move only to PSG since Napoli reportedly demanded a lot of money. At that time, PSG were the only club capable of paying such a huge figure for a 27-year-old striker.
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has backed his international teammate Luis Suarez to become a success at Barcelona. His comments come at a time when Suarez has been struggling for form at the Catalan club.
Last week there was news that Liverpool are reportedly lining up a club record bid for Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
The Bosnian international has been lined up by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers as the man to replace outgoing club legend Steven Gerrard.
Even though Edinson Cavani is a shadow of the player he once used to be when he performed with Napoli a few years ago, the Uruguayan forward still seems to be attracting the attention of a few top clubs including: Arsenal and Real Madrid.
Ever since Cavani arrived to PSG, he has turn into a regular player for the French side but mostly having to settle watching ZlatanIbrahimovic taking up the spotlight as Ibrahimovic is the most influential player in the entire team and the team is being built around the Swedish forward.
The rumours surrounding Edinson Cavani does not seem to go away even after the end of the transfer window. He continues to be linked with moves to the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United in January.
Due to the injury troubles faced by Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the start of the season, Cavani has been getting more game time as the central striker. The Uruguayan has stated on several occasions that he is not ready to play out wide due to the presence of Ibrahimovic. His goal return has suffered as a result of playing as a winger.
Roy Hodgson refused to entertain claims that a significant pressure on him has been reduced after England managed a 2-0 win over Switzerland in the opening Euro 2016 qualifying match. This was seen as of the important and tough matches for the English, who were heavily criticised after a poor World Cup 2014. The team were knocked out of the group stages, thus bringing a huge disappointment to Hodgson’s second international tournament in charge of the national team. After the World Cup, there are a lot of calls for Hodgson to be sacked as the national team boss.
Despite moving to PSG only last summer, Edinson Cavani is a name that has constantly been on the transfer pages in the last few months. The Uruguayan forward has expressed his unhappiness at being played out of position due to the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Cavani is not the star name at PSG despite his £ 60 million transfer to the French club. Even when he has been used as the main striker during Ibrahimovic’s absence, he has failed to take his opportunities. This poor finishing was one of the reasons for PSG being knocked out by Chelsea in the Champions League last season.
Uruguay managed to get into the last 16 of the World Cup 2014 in the most stunning fashion after a 1-0 win over Italy in the final group match. However, they cannot maintain their run going after they were knocked out by Colombia in the first knockout stages. Uruguay suffered a 2-0 defeat with both goals coming from Monaco forward James Rodriguez. Uruguay were totally toothless in attack and it has largely been attributed to the lack of striker Luis Suarez. The Liverpool striker was given a four-month suspension from all football activity after being found guilty of biting Chiellini.