Edinson Cavani talks up Javier Pastore partnership

Uruguay international Edison Cavani has talked up his partnership with fellow Paris Saint-Germain teammates Javier Pastore.

The Argentine has struggled with injuries in recent seasons, but he will hope to enjoy an injury-less season next term ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Paris Saint-Germain had won the previous former Ligue 1 titles, but they could not clinch a fifth on a trot after Monaco ended the spell with their excellent fast-paced football. In spite of this, Les Parisiens ended the season with good success after having clinched the Coupe de la Ligue and French Cup.

Cavani has featured alongside Pastore for the past four years at Paris Saint-Germain in addition to their time at Palermo, and the former admits that they know each other by heart on the pitch, he told the club's official website: "I know 'Flaco' [Pastore] very well. We played together at Palermo and we've now been playing together for four seasons in Paris.

"We know each other by heart on the pitch. He has got to know me, to anticipate my runs, and from my side, I know that he's going to give me some great passes. The goal against Marseille [on February 26] sums up our understanding on the pitch. I knew he would pass the ball to me first-time, everything was nicely synchronised on that goal. It was a very good team move."

Cavani ended the previous campaign with 49 goals across all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain, but he admits that he still has to work on his technical ability after having missed out on key chances over the course of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Pastore will have his sights of regaining a regular role under Unai Emery next season as he looks to retain a spot with Argentina for whom he has not represented since 2015. The 28-year-old has bagged 40 goals and 52 assists in 226 outings for Paris Saint-Germain to date.