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Serie A: Blaise Matuidi says Juventus on 'different dimension' than former club Paris Saint-Germain

Turin: Blaise Matuidi has revealed that playing for Juventus is "a whole new dimension" compared to his previous club Paris Saint-Germain and accused fellow French players of "resting on their laurels".

Matuidi, 30, who moved to Italy from France last summer, was talking to teammate Mehdi Benatia on YouTube channel, Bros Stories.

Soccer Football - Serie A - Bologna vs Juventus - Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna, Italy - December 17, 2017 Juventus’ Blaise Matuidi celebrates scoring their third goal REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo - RC1DFC290C20

File image of Blaise Matuidi. Reuters

"What struck me when I arrived was I went to the Juventus Museum and thought 'wow, so many trophies'," said Matuidi.

"That’s when I realised that I was entering a whole new dimension. We French like to rest on our laurels. We tell ourselves we have good players and don’t really want to work more than that.

"When I was at Paris, I wasn't made to go to the gym. Here, after five minutes in the dressing room, if you're five minutes late to the gym, they come and pick you up.

"There's no secret. If Juve played in two Champions League finals in three years, it's down to hard work.

"I have a good relationship with Paris Saint-Germain, but when it comes to history, to being a club and an institution that it has to be, I think Juve are still one step ahead."


Updated Date: Mar 02, 2018 10:12 AM

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