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Sport Matuidi: "I didn’t stop the French team"

11:55  26 october  2020
11:55  26 october  2020 Source:   football365.fr

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French midfielder Blaise Matuidi reiterated the fact that leaving MLS does not mean the end of his international career.

Blaise Matuidi France © Panoramic Blaise Matuidi France Since the start of the current season, Blaise Matuidi has performed in MLS with the formation of Inter Miami. At 33, the former Parisian has chosen to turn his back on top-level football. But that does not mean that he no longer has any ambition with the French team. And to those who may doubt it, he has just made it clear that he will play for the Blues for as long as he is needed.

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"I know what I can still do" "The coach knows my worth and what I am capable of doing. Afterwards, to say that it is complicated, yes of course. MLS in the eyes of everyone is not necessarily of the standard of the big championships. It is reality. I was aware of it but it was decided, began by declaring the world champion in an interview with Le Parisien. I know what I have been able to do in the past and I know what I can still do. I did not say that I was stopping the France team even though I know there is competition, players who play in very big clubs. I know what I can give her as I also know what she has given me. If someone calls on me, I will be the first to respond ”. Matuidi's 84th and last cap in the selection dates back to October 2019 against Turkey. In Florida, Matuidi has an ideal living environment. But, sportingly, it does not follow yet. However, the person concerned does not regret the choice he made. And, it does not completely close the door to a return to Europe. “In football, you never know. You should never speak in advance, he said. When you see what Zlatan Ibrahimovic is doing at AC Milan… When he played in the United States, everyone saw him finished and today, he makes his team happy! For my part, I live in the moment, I feel really good at Inter Miami. I want to give the best of myself here during my contract (Editor's note, three years) whether on the field or outside where I must serve as an example. I don't think about what could possibly happen next. This is not my way of thinking. I made a choice, with all the consequences it implies. I was aware of this when giving my answer. I have no regrets ".

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