Edinson Cavani knew Benjamin Pavard would become world class as he asks for youngster’s playing shirt three years before winning World Cup
- Edinson Cavani appeared to tip Benjamin Pavard to have a huge future in 2015
- Cavani asked for Pavard’s playing shirt after PSG thrashed Lille 6-1 in Ligue 1
- Three years on, the 22-year-old won the World Cup with France in Russia
- Pavard also won goal of tournament for his stunning effort against Argentina
Edinson Cavani appeared to know that Benjamin Pavard would have a huge future in front of him after playing against the youngster three years ago.
Despite Pavard only playing 15 minutes as his team were humiliated by the French giants, Cavani was so impressed by the Frenchman’s cameo appearance that he even asked for his playing shirt.
Edinson Cavani was so impressed with Benjamin Pavard that he asked for his playing shirt
Three years on, Pavard won the World Cup with France in Russia after impressing at right back
Following the Uruguayan’s request, a bewildered Pavard replied: ‘Wait, you want my shirt?’
And three years on, Pavard has risen to such heights that he won the World Cup with France this summer.
Stuttgart star Pavard, who is predominantly deployed as a centre back, featured as a right back throughout the tournament in Russia but still managed to impress, attracting heavy interest from the likes of Bayern Munich.
And his fine tournament was capped off by winning goal of the tournament for his stunning strike against Argentina in the round of 16.
Pavard won goal of the tournament in Russia thanks to his stunning strike against Argentina
Fans took to Twitter to praise Paris Saint-Germain striker Cavani after his gesture emerged
This social media user praised the Uruguay international for his gesture towards Pavard
Pavard struck an audacious first-time half-volley from the edge of the box, with the ball swerving inside the top corner past a helpless Franco Armani.
And after news emerged of Cavani’s gesture to Pavard, fans flocked to social media to praise the Uruguayan.
One football fan wrote: ‘Cavani should be a scout after retirement’, while another supporter claimed: ‘Cavani is the best and so concerned about others.’
Furthermore, another social media user said: ‘I swear Cavani is so overlooked in every department! One of the best strikers in the world and a very smart and humble guy.’
Meanwhile, this football fan claims 31-year-old Cavani is ‘so concerned about others’
This user labelled him ‘one of the best strikers in the world and a very smart and humble guy’