Next Game

PSG v Barcelona

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 19:45

Champions League Group F

Last Game

Toulouse 1 - 1 PSG

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 16:00

French Ligue 1

Cavani wants to win everything

Paris Saint-Germain new boy Edinson Cavani wants to "win everything" after making an "emotional" debut for the club.

Last Updated: 10/08/13 at 16:01 Post Comment

Edinson Cavani: Enjoying start to life at PSG

Edinson Cavani: Enjoying start to life at PSG

The Uruguay striker was introduced in the final 20 minutes of Friday night's 1-1 draw against Montpellier and threatened with his first touch, a header from Javier Pastore's corner.

Cavani told L'Equipe: "I was very emotional when I came on, I heard the supporters singing my name.

"I was very motivated. It's a new adventure for me, a new phase of my life. I will give everything, like I have done in the past for every club I have played for.

"The PSG project is a great motivation and gives me great desire to win everything."

Coach Laurent Blanc said of his big-money signing: "Cavani is a goalscorer. He had a chance and it's a shame he did not score, but his introduction helped us.

"He needs game time to gel with the team. He is a player defenders will have to watch, and that will create space for others."

The reigning Ligue 1 champions trailed at half-time to Remy Cabella's goal and despite an improved second-half display and the dismissal of Montpellier's Abdelhamid El Kaoutari, Maxwell's equaliser was as much as they could muster.

"In football, the most difficult thing is scoring goals," Blanc said. "We must become more efficient or we risk having more games like this.

"We managed to equalise. We also had a lot more of the ball and more chances."

Captain Thiago Silva, though, saw the result as a positive omen.

"Last season, we also drew here before being champions," he said. "This is perhaps a wink from fate."

Montpellier coach Jean Fernandez was understandably delighted with the result.

The 2012 champions faced a daunting start to the season, with the PSG game followed by next Sunday's trip to Monaco.

Fernandez said: "It's a good result, it augurs well for the future. We have started our season well ahead of the game at Monaco.

"We played very well in the first half, with good intensity. After that, we suffered, the team had to run after the ball, tiredness set in and Paris equalised.

"I regret the dismissal of El Kaoutari but the players held on, even though it was very difficult late on."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

L

ovren? £20m always seemed a touch on the expensive side, but I wasn't expecting him to be quite such a waste of money

stevenjameshyde
F365's Top Ten Surprise Strugglers

H

alf of our players have the physical presence of a 14 year old girl. I don't know why people are always shocked that they're injured.

TheWhiz
Wenger baffled by injuries

I

think the only thing that really matters here are the initial question, and the corresponding answer. Q: Was the offside call correct? A: Yes it was.

HarryBoulton
Winners? Chelsea Again And Again...

Footer 365

Champions League: Arsenal's Jack Wilshere trains ahead of clash with Galatasaray

Arsenal midfield Jack Wilshere has trained ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Galatasaray at the Emirates.

Premier League: Alan Pardew's job as Newcastle manager remains safe for now

Sky sources understand that Alan Pardew’s job as manager of Newcastle United remains safe for the time being.

Premier League: Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet not feeling the pressure

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has insisted that he is not feeling under pressure despite receiving criticism.

Mail Box

How Much In 'Pounds Raheem Sterling'?

A whole lot of you use footballers' names in everyday life. And you hate yourselves for it. As you should. We also have mails on Newcastle, Rooney and more...

It's A Bit Sexy, This Southampton Side...

Could Southampton be this year's Southampton? We have an eclectic mailbox that features Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal and lots more. Come on in...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property