Javier Pastore has dismissed Monaco's poor form as unimportant, arguing that Paris Saint-Germain have no need to concern themselves with how any of their rivals are performing.
The Ligue 1 champions maintained their unbeaten start to the season on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Nice at the Parc des Princes thanks to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat-trick. The win puts them four points clear of second-placed Lille and five ahead of Monaco.
Pastore, though, is calling on his colleagues to focus solely on their own performances, rather than those of title rivals.
"Monaco aren't important; the most important thing is to keep playing like we did [against Nice], to win and to score a lot of goals," the Argentine told reporters.
"I think the outcome [of the season] will be dependent upon our performances."
Pastore then reflected on his own form and, despite not having yet scored in Ligue 1 this season, the former Palermo man highlighted the importance of his role as a provider.
"I like my position here," he enthused. "It was a good move coming here. I hope to keep doing well, to get better in the future and also make assists, because we have two great strikers [Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani].
Les Parisiens' next Ligue 1 outing is against Stade de Reims on November 23.