Lavezzi 'not afraid' of Cavani competition at PSG

The Argentina international has dismissed suggestions that he is threatened by the high-profile arrival of his former Napoli team-mate, insisting he has nothing to fear
Ezequiel Lavezzi has insisted he is confident the presence of Edinson Cavani at Paris Saint-Germain will not endanger his place in the side.

The Argentina forward has scored only once for les Parisiens this season but has stressed that he is unconcerned about the impact of the Uruguay international on his playing time.

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Speaking in an interview with L'Equipe, the 28-year-old said that he had spoken to coach Laurent Blanc about his position at the club and was confident that his future was secure.

"No, I was not afraid," he said of PSG's transfer activity.

"I had a discussion with Laurent Blanc, who asked me what state of mind I was in and what I preferred to do. Everything depends on the system. It is certain that if one moves to 4-4-2 with a striker like Ibra [Zlatan Ibrahimovic] and another such as Edi, since the club paid €64 million (£54.1m) for him, it will be more complicated for me.
"But I did not have much to fear because the coach has given me confidence and told me how he saw things."

Lavezzi signed for les Rouge-et-Bleu from Napoli in July 2012 for a reported €30-million (£25.3m) fee and has scored 12 in 52 games for the Ligue 1 outfit.

PSG travel to play third-placed Olympique de Marseille on Sunday evening and currently sit on 18 points from eight games, three behind leaders Monaco.