Speaking in an interview with French TV show Téléfoot, PSG striker Edinson Cavani admitted that he was struggling with his current situation in the capital. Extracts.
On his current situation:
It is a very difficult moment in my career but I think that I have gone to a new level in my professional and personal life. And as I believe in myself, I can now look forward.
On his position in the PSG hierarchy having potentially changed:
If it has changed, I have not felt this change but the only thing that I can say is that U have been through three difficult years (here) in my career. But I play for, how do you say, to give the best of myself and to win with my teammates, my club, and for the people who love me.
I am very aware with regards to Nasser (Al Khelaifi), with regards to the club, he has given me a lot of confidence and the supports say to me that they love me, that they do not want me to leave and that they want me to stay in Paris. All of those things, they are very important to me.
On interest from abroad:
It gives a footballer great joy to know that the biggest clubs would like to sign you. There you have it. But as I have always said, I respect me club and my obligations. At the end of the season, we will speak with the president, we will discuss my situation and we will try to find the best solution for the club and Cavani.
On whether he is willing to continue at PSG:
Of course. Lots of things are said in the press, a lot of rumours. For me, I have always said that I have a contract with PSG and that I have to respect that. Some things that were said shocked me, I took them badly and I do not think that anyone would have gone through them well, especially in difficult moments but those are things that come with this life.
On the Champions League:
Today, our aim is to win this Champions League, it is a very important aim. We have a more solid squad, a better one, we have been playing with each other for a long time and that helps a lot. We hope. I believe that PSG have built a great team today and I am proud to be part of it because we will not only leave a mark on our history as footballers but also on the history of the club.
On Zlatan Ibrahimovic:
He is having a really great season and as for what is claimed, everything that is said in the press, those are things that have been invented, things that have been created in France. The truth is that I am very happy with his situation and to know that team is going forward, winning trophies, titles. That is all that matters for a team, play to win everything.