Matuidi: Why I Quit PSG
Blaise Matuidi: Why I Quit Paris Saint-Germain
New Juventus signing Blaise Matuidi has revealed why he decided it was time to leave Paris Saint-Germain.
The Frenchman, who spent six successful years with the French giants, has admitted he needed a new challenge, and described his ending with PSG "a shame".
"Leaving PSG was not easy. I spent some amazing years in Paris and it's a shame things went this way, I have amazing memories of the club," he told L'Equipe.
"At the end of last season, they wanted me to sign a new contract but I already wanted to leave, I wanted a new challenge. When you are 30, you want to see if the grass is more green somewhere else.
"I have a great challenge ahead of me, I am not going to lie."
Matuidi also said he had had discussions with former Juventus players Paul Pogba and Patrice Evra about his new club before making the switch.
"Of course, I talked with Paul and Patrice, I did it last year too. I knew what I would have found here, I was lucky enough to have my family living here in Turin so I already knew the city," he added.
"There is no need to talk about the club. Just look at their history, my eyes were shining when I entered the trophy room. I am proud to be a Juventus player."
Matuidi played 295 games for PSG, winning 16 trophies along the way, before making his way to Italy.
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