Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | France

Ancelotti 'disappointed' by Pastore



Paris Saint Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti admitted Friday he was disappointed by the recent performances of Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore.

The 23-year-old Pastore has scored a goal and set up four decisive passes in Ligue 1 this season, but was replaced by Nene at halftime in last weekend's 4-0 win against Troyes, and did not feature in Tuesday's League Cup defeat at Saint Etienne.

"I'm disappointed by his performances, the player is as well I think," Italian Ancelotti told a press conference here.

"He's working hard at the moment, these past few days he's been training twice a day," said Ancelotti, adding that for this reason Pastore would "surely be used tomorrow (Saturday)" for the Ligue 1 trip to Nice.

"It's surely not easy for him at the moment," added striker Ezequiel Lavezzi.

"Like any player when he losses confidence he can't show his characteristics and qualities. If he can play and gain in confidence no one can have any doubts about his qualities as a player."

Pastore joined PSG in a 42-million-euro deal in the summer of 2011.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Time to get technical
It’s a well-known fact that technical directors are greeted with a high degree of scepticism within...

Abiye Opuamah
Does Van Gaal know what he is doing?
Robbie Savage's recent observation around the freedom Louis van Gaal has been given at Manchester...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Too early to crown Chelsea
Six matches into the BPL season, it seems this season might be a walk in the park for Chelsea. Or...

Arjun Vidyarthi
No need to panic yet
A bolt from the blue. That’s how media outlets all over the world are describing Phil Jagielka’s...

John Dykes
Is it time the Gunners stopped hurting?
Given recent results, it’s understandable that fans of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will be a...

Clyde Tlou
MultiChoice Diski Challenge you beauty!
The tournament develops young players, referees and television production crew as well. What more...