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Napoli boss Mazzarri happy to count on Pandev after losing Lavezzi

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri feels Goran Pandev will offset the loss of Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Lavezzi was sold to PSG last week.

Mazzarri said: "Lavezzi was an important player in my three years here. He has grown a lot and was sold for a substantial figure, he is a champion now set in stone.

"Last year we were very good as a group and Goran Pandev returned to a level we had not seen him at for a few seasons, when he had been under par.

"Now he has undisputed quality and I have a lot of expectations for this year for him as part of an attach with Cavani and Hamsik, who can give optimum guarantees.

"I expect a great deal from Pandev this year, he must reach his best and maintain it all year."

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