Cavani explains how Ibrahimovic affected his game

Ibrahimovic and Cavani

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani feels his form was affected by playing in a wide attacking position when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was at the club.

The Uruguay international often played second fiddle to Ibrahimovic during their time together at the Parisians, and his goal return dropped off slightly as a result.

With the departure of the Swede to Manchester United during the off-season, Cavani is now once again scoring at nearly a goal a game for PSG. In 2016/17, he has fired in 38 strikes in 39 appearances playing in his preferred centre-forward role.

He told the club's official website how playing on the wing affected his form, saying: "I've worked very hard. I have made a lot of sacrifices over the past few years, notably by playing out wide.

"After three fantastic seasons with Napoli, playing my football along the touchline felt like a backwards step. Now, I'm playing in my position. I really love playing in front of goal – that's where I'm most at ease."

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