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Javier Pastore has blamed a mental problem for his poor form with Paris St Germain this season.

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The Argentine, 23, arrived in the French capital amid a fanfare after commanding a €42 million transfer fee, but he has been unable to find his feet for Carlo Ancelotti's side, and was part of the team which suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat against St Etienne at the weekend.

In an interview with French television station Canal +, he stressed that his struggles have nothing to do with the system employed by the team, or the different roles he has been asked to fulfil.

"It has nothing to do with the positioning on the field or the coach," he said. "It is more of a problem in my head than anything else. This is a personal problem, I am the only one able to adjust."

Pastore's wife also caused a stir recently when she boarded the same flight as the PSG team for their trip to Marseille.

He claimed the presence of his spouse didn't cause a distraction or a problem though, saying: "If another player wants to do the same thing, I would have nothing against. I do not have favourable treatment."

And despite his on-field problems the Argentina international fully appreciates his life in the French capital. He said: "For a guy of 23 years, life in Paris is not normal, it is very beautiful."


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