Uruguay forward Luis Suarez believes many more tough matches are still to come for the country, despite going top of the CONMEBOL world cup qualification group.
Uruguay went top of the table after Cavani scored the lone goal in the 1-0 victory over Peru.
The win meant Uruguay moved to the summit of the 10-team group after six games, but Suarez is wary that there are many more tough matches to come.
“We are conscious that in the qualifiers there are no favourites, that every single game is complicated,” the Barcelona forward told reporters in Montevideo.
“We learn that no opponent is as easy as people speculate before the game. It always happens when people label us favourites, it costs us more [to win].
“This is a demonstration that Uruguay will be suffering until the qualifying is over.”
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez, meanwhile, is also refusing to take their strong position for granted, warning the job is not yet complete.
He said: “To be first is worth something, but it just becomes an anecdote. In the qualifiers there are no titles, and rarely anyone remembers who finished first or in what order the teams finished.
“It’s just about qualifying. When you win you are happy, because you work for that, but it gives us no security for what comes next.”