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Name Blaise Matuidi
Gender Male
Ethnic French
Job French Footballer


Org France National Team
Club as Player Juventus
  Paris Saint-Germain

2017 02 25 Retrieve

[Blaise Matuidi tells that Andres Iniesta believes Matuidi’s team-mate Marco Verratti will be his successor in midfield in the future] I do remember one moment when I said something to Andres Iniesta. When Marco Verratti was on the ground, I told Iniesta ‘that is your successor.’ He agreed and replied ‘yes.’ That is my opinion. Iniesta is an extraordinary player. He is ageing but he is still capable of great things. We are lucky to have [Iniesta’s] heir in Marco. That is the message I passed on to him

2018 11 15 Retrieve

[Blaise Matuidi after hearing the story of N’Golo Kante refusal to be paid under an offshore tax haven] I didn’t really follow this story, but I’m not surprised because it is N’Golo. He’s perfect, he doesn’t cheat. Just a bit when he plays cards

2018 11 17 Retrieve

[Blaise Matuidi discusses teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe’s star persona] It is his personality. It’s the player he is. He is a great player; he is very talented. Every great player has a great personality. I’ve known that with Zlatan. I see that with Cristiano. Messi is also like that. Kylian will be a great player. He is already. He is doing big things. It’s good; we need players like him. So, I encourage him to stay like that

2020 04 27 Retrieve

[Blaise Matuidi on Coronavirus symptoms] I am an asymptomatic carrier of the virus, aware of the privilege of being a professional footballer and as such benefit from regular and excellent medical monitoring. If it weren’t, I probably never would have known