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Pastore keen for Beckham debut
Feb 23, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore says he is looking forward to playing with David Beckham, who is preparing for his PSG debut.
The capital club face a huge game on Sunday when they host Marseille, with a win putting the Ligue 1 leaders eight points clear of Elie Baup's men, who are third.
The game is also likely to be Beckham's first match for PSG, and Pastore said he is looking forward to lining up alongside the Englishman.
"He (Beckham) is very good," Pastore said. "He's a very experienced player who has played all over the world and always has done well.
"He is a player who you can learn a lot from. He is also a great person away from the football pitch, which is what surprised me.
"You don't always expect that to be the case. He is very humble and very nice person. That is the most important thing and is what stands out the most when sharing a dressing room and going onto the football field with him."
The Marseille game is a chance for PSG to respond to their defeat to Sochaux last weekend, and Pastore hopes to see a packed crowd at the Parc des Princes.
"I hope I can play a solid game and, of course, that the whole team performs as well," he said.
"I hope we can secure three points to stay in first place. It's a very special game for the fans so we have to do our best to win, to give joy to people, and to the fans who expect a lot from this game."