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Matuidi: ‘I never thought of leaving Juventus’

September 5, 2019 - 5:52 pm

Blaise Matuidi has revealed he had no intention of leaving Juventus this summer and links with PSG were just false.

The French midfielder was expected to leave Turin this summer with links to former club PSG and Ligue 1 club Monaco, but Matuidi insists it was never an option.

“I feel good at one of the best clubs in the world,” he told Tuttosport.

“You talk, I play. A move to PSG? It was all false. I have always said that I feel good about Juve, one of the best clubs in the world.

“Paris has a special place in my heart, I am a fan of them since I was young and wearing their shirt allowed me to make a dream come true, but now I am proud to play at Juvetnus, a great club.

“I’m not afraid of competition, it is something that stimulates me. In football, nobody gives you anything, it’s up to you to win a place. But if I’m here it’s because I’ve always been prepared on the pitch.”

Attention turned to the recent ugly and vile racist chanting in Cagliari aimed at Inter striker Romelu Lukaku.

“Racism in Italy? I also had this problem, now it’s Lukaku’s turn. We need to take action.

“There is no place for racism in football and in life in general. It is something we do not want to see, its a bad example for children, and we will do everything we can stop it, even if it concerns a minority.

“But for these people, there is no place at the stadium. It was also discussed last season, we must not give in to these people, there are bodies in charge of making decisions, it’s up to them act.”


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