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The Argentine playmaker did not react well to being hauled off at the Parc des Princes but his fellow South American feels he was simply frustrated by his poor showing

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marcos Ceara has played down the significance of team-mate Javier Pastore’s angry reaction to being substituted in Sunday’s 0-0 Ligue 1 draw with Lille.

Pastore was hauled off 10 minutes from the end of the dour stalemate at the Parc des Princes and looked less than happy with his withdrawal by coach Antoine Kombouare.

However, Ceara believes that the Argentine playmaker was more upset with himself than anybody else.

"I do not think he was angry with the substitution,” the Brazilian was quoted as saying by Maxifoot.

"Maybe he was angry with himself because you always want to make a difference. Because he could not do that, he may have been annoyed with himself."

Pastore joined PSG from Palermo during the summer in a deal worth €42 million. The 22-year-old has made 16 appearances in Ligue 1 to date, scoring six goals.

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