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Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has defended Edinson Cavani in the wake of recent criticism and feels the Uruguay international is being unfairly criticised.

Marquinhos is adamant his team-mate Edinson Cavani is being criticized unfairly.

Cavani has already netted 14 goals in 13 appearances in all competitions this term, but he has also wasted a number of near impossible miss.

Marquinhos, is confident the 29-year-old will become clinical as he adjusts to replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic through the middle after several years operating in a wide role at the Parc des Princes.

“We are not laughing about the criticism aimed at Edinson. When the press attacks a team-mate, they also attack us as a team,” Marquinhos told beIN Sports.

“Our biggest strength is unity and when we are doing well as a team, individuals will get the chance to thrive.

“Cavani is the top scorer in Europe and he does not deserve this criticism.

“It is just a matter of adapting to his position as a striker again, because everyone knows about his qualities and abilities. It is a matter of time before he will adapt to his new roles and everything will be better once that happens.”