Ancelotti: Pastore can make the difference

The Italian coach has hailed the creative midfielder following his fine display in PSG's cup win over Toulouse, and was pleased with their overall performance
Carlo Ancelotti heaped praise on Javier Pastore in the wake of Paris Saint-Germain's 3-1 Coupe de France win over Toulouse on Wednesday.

The Argentine midfielder put in a man-of-the-match performance to help PSG to the next round of the competition, and his coach feels the Argentine is the type of player who can make the difference with his individual class.

"Pastore has a lot of quality. He is the type of player who doesn't always put in great performances and can be a bit inconsistent over time. We have to accept him like that, though, as he can make the difference with his abilities," Ancelotti told France Football.

"We put in a good performance. We played with intensity right from the start. Toulouse were no pushovers, but the players did a great job.

"Cup games are always dangerous, so I'm very pleased with this result."

PSG resume match action on Sunday when they host Lille in Ligue 1.