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Blanc Praises Cavani Debut

Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc was impressed with Edinson Cavani's debut showing in the 1-1 draw with Montpellier to open the Ligue 1 season.

Cavani, a €63 million summer signing from Napoli, came off the bench in Friday's game, which saw PSG's Maxwell cancel out Remy Cabella's opener for the hosts.

Blanc said of Cavani: "He created depth. He also had a great opportunity that was blocked by a defender. He will give us the depth we need.

"He is not 100 percent, far from it. But he is still an important player and, in particular, a goalscorer. This is a player who has had about 10 days of preparation. He needs to play.

"There will be no friendly matches for him to reach perfect condition so therefore it must be done in an official match."

Blanc also pointed out that Cavani will need time to adjust to playing alongside fellow targetman Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

"We will have to work and especially focus on them working together," Blanc said. "It is one of the first times they [Cavani and Ibrahimovic] have played minutes together.

"A balance must be found to enable them to be effective."

Regarding the result, Blanc added: "We hoped for a better result. You have to be logical, but we provided too little in the first half to my liking. We made too many technical errors that allowed Montpellier to open the scoring. The first half was very bad for us.

"The second half was better, as we finally used the wings. Late in the game we could have won, even though I think a draw is a fair result.

"We could have lost that game, but we knew not to lose. We are not content. This was the minimum we could do this evening."

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