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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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Info

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. Ibrahimovic 28'
(assist by C. Jallet) 
1 - 0
E. Lavezzi 31'
(assist by Z. Ibrahimovic) 
2 - 0
Thiago 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
7
28 84'
20
27
10 28'
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

Sunday 2 August

22:07
21:53
21:02
21:01
20:21
20:20
20:03
19:58
19:08
18:59
18:50
18:47
18:32
18:22
18:21
18:18
17:54
17:39
17:21
17:10
16:29
15:23
14:43
13:05
12:58
11:45
11:04
10:36
08:00
07:36
06:35
06:21
06:03
05:54
03:40
03:35
03:20
03:07
02:31
00:21

Saturday 1 August

23:50
23:50
23:05
22:56
22:53
22:35
22:13
21:37
21:01
20:48
20:21
20:21
19:59
19:47
19:45
19:00
19:00
18:35
18:34
18:20
18:20
18:13
18:11
17:34
17:09
17:03
16:49
16:25
15:56
15:55
14:36
14:27
13:27
12:57
12:44
11:40
11:00
06:45
05:59
05:56
05:54
04:57
04:52
03:18
02:27
00:59
00:47

Friday 31 July

23:52
23:23
22:46
19:39
19:27
19:03
19:02
18:33
18:21
17:34
17:20
17:01
16:31
15:56
15:35
15:27
13:06
12:59
12:47
12:38
12:16
11:46
11:00
09:28
07:40
07:18
07:02
05:23
05:14
05:00
04:33
04:27
03:50
03:46
02:13
01:18
01:10
00:53

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
13 0 +0 0
14 0 +0 0
15 0 +0 0
16 0 +0 0
17 0 +0 0

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