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Matuidi: Why I Quit PSG

Blaise Matuidi: Why I Quit Paris Saint-Germain

By Kurt Buckerfield - Aug 30, 2017 05:02 PM @KurtLaduma

New Juventus signing Blaise Matuidi has revealed why he decided it was time to leave Paris Saint-Germain.

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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."

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Matuidi played 295 games for PSG, winning 16 trophies along the way, before making his way to Italy.

Do you think Matuidi will be a success at Juventus? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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musa005 Joined: 19 Jun 2017
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musa005 Aug 31, 2017 07:34 AM
Juve is definitely a step better than PSG
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Warras4khosi Aug 30, 2017 10:02 PM
Birds of the same feather fly together Matuidi
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Prince ngoepe Aug 30, 2017 07:55 PM
matuidi is is a very good player for juve
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mothapo0314 Aug 30, 2017 06:29 PM
Good choice
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Hloni'mayeng2 Aug 30, 2017 06:11 PM
Juve is an old man team... pipol go nd die thr
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Reggie o yellow Aug 30, 2017 05:31 PM
why not he is world class player
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 30, 2017 05:25 PM
His going to shine there and i m sure his wish is to get new challange as he said,maybe Evra and Pogba play a big role to him so he choose juventus over other team
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Dollar D Aug 30, 2017 05:18 PM
Namanga skim si tight with the arrival of the new players such as neymar etc who are really at their level best

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