Ibrahimovic: 'Cavani makes things easier for me'

The Sweden international has hailed his teammate's contributions and believes Paris Saint-Germain can defeat any team.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Edinson Cavani gives Paris Saint-Germain an extra dimension the club was missing last season.

Cavani has netted 10 goals in 14 Ligue 1 appearances since joining PSG from Napoli in the summer transfer window and Ibrahimovic said that the arrival of the 26-year-old has lightened the goalscoring burden on his shoulders.

"The presence of Cavani makes things easier for me. We help each other out. If I don't score, he does. This is something we were missing last season," Ibrahimovic told L'Equipe. "He does a lot of work defensively as well and is a good addition to the team. We really need someone like him and are a stronger team than last year. If Cavani is used in the right way, he adds a lot to the team."

Ibrahimovic then went on to stress that Paris Saint-Germain can beat any team if it plays its own game, although he stressed PSG is not on the same level as some of his former teams just yet.

"There is a bit more pressure than last season because we are the reigning champions, but we know that we can beat any opponent if we play our own game," he said. "This PSG are a great team, but the Barcelona team I played in was something else. AC Milan were fantastic as well and so were Juventus. But PSG are a great project."

Les Parisiens currently sit atop Ligue 1 with 37 points from 15 games.