Thursday , November 14 2019

Edinson Cavani is ‘not completely happy’ with reduced role at PSG

Thomas Tuchel admits Edinson Cavani is ‘not completely happy’ with reduced role at PSG after returning from injury

  • Edinson Cavani hasn’t started since the end of August due to a hip injury
  • He made his comeback off the bench in the weekend victory over Marseille
  • Manager Thomas Tuchel says the striker ‘has to fight to find the rhythm’

Thomas Tuchel admits Edinson Cavani is struggling to come to terms with his lack of minutes at PSG since returning from injury.

The Uruguay striker suffered a hip injury at the start of the season which has restricted him to just one appearance since the end of August.

Though he returned to the substitutes’ bench for the 4-0 win over Marseille at the weekend, the PSG boss admits he is ‘not completely happy’.

Edinson Cavani is ‘not completely happy’ with his minutes at PSG since returning from injury

‘He was injured for many weeks’, he told a press conference ahead of Friday night’s trip to Dijon.

‘He wants to help us and it is necessary to see him play. 

‘It’s absolutely normal and he has to fight to find the rhythm and have his place on the team. We have to think about the team in general. 

The Uruguay hasn't started for PSG since the end of August after suffering a hip injury

The Uruguay hasn’t started for PSG since the end of August after suffering a hip injury

‘Edinson Cavani is our scorer, the biggest of the club, but he still thinks of the collective. It’s a difficult phase when the team played well without him. 

‘Now his role has changed a bit. He is super-professional, he is in a good state of mind, he trains with a lot of quality.’

He has not decided whether the 32-year-old will be involved for Friday’s Ligue 1 clash.