Nottingham Forest midfielder Ben Osborn was impressed with Javier Pastore’s performance for Paris Saint-Germain against Chelsea on Wednesday.
Argentina international attacking midfielder Pastore started the clash between the two sides at Stamford Bridge and played for 118 minutes.
The former Palermo star was a key player for PSG in London, as the Ligue 1 outfit progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Chelsea.
The second leg of the last-16 tie at the Bridge ended in a 2-2 draw after extra time, which meant that tie finished 3-3 on aggregate and PSG went through on away goals’ rule.
Pastore was in top form against Chelsea in London and was a constant menace to the home team’s defenders.
The 25-year-old ended the game with one shot, 74% pass accuracy, one chance created, five crosses, eight dribbles and two blocks.
Forest’s 20-year-old rising star Osborn was watching the game, and he was impressed with what he saw of Pastore, taking to social networking site Twitter to reveal his admiration of the Argentine.
Osborn himself has been in good form in recent weeks for Forest and is rated as one of the best young midfielders in the Championship.
The youngster has scored three goals and created 51 chances in 28 league appearances, while having a pass accuracy of 79% and winning 41% of the duels.