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Pastore pleased with turnaround in form

9 December 2012 15:22

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has spoken of his happiness at returning to form following a below-par couple of weeks.

The former Palermo star, who transferred to the Parc des Princes in 2011, was a key player for the club under Antoine Kombouare, but has so far failed to live up to his price-tag under the guidance of Carlo Ancelotti.

But the 23-year-old has recovered from his dip in form which saw him dropped to the bench, and played a starring role in PSG's 4-0 win over Evian on Saturday.

"The confidence is coming back, and I feel much better than last week. I have more freedom when I'm alone," the Argentina international told RMC Sport.

Pastore also sought to downplay rumours of a loan move back to Serie A, insisting that he is doing well in the French capital.

"That big clubs like that are interested in me makes me happy. That means I work well," he said.

"But it is not a possible opportunity for me because I feel very well in Paris. Because it is a difficult time (I do not think) we must immediately change clubs."

Meanwhile, Ancelotti has also praised the player, and insisted Pastore's re-emergence is down to his change in attitude.

"He changed a lot because his attitude has changed on the ground," the 53-year-old told Sport 24.

"He began working for the team to use his qualities for his team-mates. This is really a metamorphosis."

PSG sit second in Ligue 1, two points behind Lyon with an extra game played. They travel to Valenciennes in midweek.

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PSG

D W W W W

4 - 0

Competition
Ligue 1
Date
8 December 2012
Game week
16
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
4 - 0
Venue
Parc des Princes (Paris)
Attendance
39276

Goals

Z. Ibrahimović 28'
(assist by C. Jallet) 
1 - 0
E. Lavezzi 31'
(assist by Z. Ibrahimović) 
2 - 0
T. Motta 84'
(assist by J. Pastore) 
3 - 0
K. Gameiro 87'
(assist by J. Ménez) 
4 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
30
26 64'
13
17
2
28 84'
20
27
10 28'
7
11 31'
Coach: C. Ancelotti
# Player Bookings
16
21
5 73'
26
24
14 71'
18
2
6 55'
8
20
Coach: P. Dupraz

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
22
19 87'
1
3
6
9
23
# Player Bookings
4
29
9
15
19
27
30

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Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 26 +52 59
2 26 +32 56
3 26 +22 56
4 25 +18 43
5 26 +10 39

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