200 goals. Edinson Cavani reached this symbolic bar with Paris Saint-Germain thanks to a new goal scored at the Parc des Princes against Bordeaux, with a powerful header. The Parisian fans were able to exult and celebrate their favorite as he deserved. The announcer sounded 9 times the name of the Uruguayan striker, who was able to celebrate after the final whistle with his teammates on the lawn. But that amount of 200 goals, Cavani could never have reached, since he was close to leaving the club during the January transfer window.
At the end of the match, Cavani said he was happy to have finally stayed, before very likely leaving in June after his contract (for Miami?). ” Yes of course. I think Paris has given me a lot. My teammates, the supporters. Whenever I come to the field, I will give everything for them. Because as I say, they showed me affection, warmth, love. It’s difficult, football, life. The only way you can thank is to give everything on the field. First of all for the teammates who are with you every day, training, who are having a hard time. Then for the supporters who suffer with us, who are there in difficult times and good times. I’m happy to stay, of course, ”he said.
He almost left in January
Then Cavani was asked if he had suffered from this situation, he who was downgraded in the hierarchy in favor of Mauro Icardi, who disembarked last summer. “Yes, it’s part of work, football, life. I have nothing to blame. It’s just my job. In the end, it is sacrifice and hard work that give you the opportunity to walk. Even in life, it’s like that so I stay like that. I had a difficult time. It’s not over, it can happen. But I’m here to give 100% and to prepare for each match, “he said. One thing is certain, he will not give up. And his good game against Bordeaux could place him in the race for a tenure in the Champions League game versus Dortmund.
At a press conference, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel justified his decision to establish the Uruguayan rather than the Argentinian. ” It’s like that. The two are fighting for a place. It was time for “Edi”. I could feel in training that he was very close to scoring. He scored an important goal against Lyon and I had the impression that after this defeat (1-2 in Dortmund, note), his personality, his energy and the effort he gives could be good for us today. I’m very happy that he scored and made an assist. He’s a great player for Paris, he earned his two-hundredth goal”. Nothing is finished for Cavani and it is already a victory for a player who was on the verge of leaving Paris by the small door of the winter transfer window and could reinforce Inter Miami CF this summer.