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Thomas Meunier
Gender Male
Ethnic Belgian
Job Belgian Footballer
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Org Belgium National Team
Club as Player Paris Saint-Germain
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2019 06 03 Retrieve

[Thomas Meunier still frustrated with Champions League elimination] The match against Manchester United is just the biggest joke in football history. I could have put a million euros that we could not lose. Not to qualify, it was really catastrophic. Everyone is well aware of this. The Champions League is still the major problem. The communication was made about this internationalization, about winning this competition, to be part of the big ones like Real, Barça. It will take a long time for that, but PSG is a club that grows.

[He also opened up on his transfer situation] There are many things happening at the club. Dani Alves, Gigi Buffon, Adrien Rabiot, are at the end of the contract, and we are not bad at entering our last year. All these extras make nothing happen. The club knows my idea of ​​staying . I think that if we do not have a return, it is that it is also a solution that can arrange them

[Leaving on a free] is something that could suit me. I do not think the club would do a lot of money on me, actually. I have a market value, but I’m a defender, I played one game in three, I’m going on 28 years old. It’s not like Adrien Rabiot worth €50 million. I told the leaders that I was ready to stay, that I would like it a lot. They did not tell me, ‘We absolutely want to sell you’. They know that at some point they will need me. If the club tells me: ‘Listen, we want to sell you, we need money, there is financial fair play’, and that I will not play next year, we will find a solution that will arrange the two camps, of course. There is no advanced contact. There have been phone calls since January with interested clubs. There are a dozen clubs, all of which are in the top five of their leagues

2019 06 04 Retrieve

[Thomas Meunier will consider becoming a free agent next year if Paris Saint-Germain rebuff the dozen clubs that have made contact since January. When asked about the prospect of leaving next year] It’s something that could suit me. I don’t think the club would make a lot of money from me, actually. I have a market value, but I’m a defender, I play one game out of three and I’m turning 28. It’s not like Adrien, who is worth 50 million euros.

[While midfielder Adrien Rabiot was frozen out after refusing to sign a new deal, Meunier is more receptive to staying at Parc des Princes] I told the leaders that I was ready to stay, that I would like it a lot. They didn’t tell me, ‘We absolutely want to sell you’. They know that at some point they will need me. If the club tells me, ‘Listen, we want to sell you, we need money, there’s financial fair play’, and I will not play next year, then we will find a solution to satisfy both sides, of course

There have been phone calls since January with interested clubs. There are a dozen clubs, all of which are in the top five of their leagues

2019 06 04b Retrieve

[Manchester United are also interested in Thomas Meunier, who admits he could leave the French capital this summer] The press knows more than I do. There are great clubs, which is very interesting. As a player of PSG, you are always in the spotlight. We have the level to join many other clubs. We’ll see. I am looking forward to staying in Paris, but if I have to go to another club, I will leave

2019 06 13 Retrieve

[Thomas Meunier has reiterated that it is his intention to remain at Paris Saint-Germain this summer] will repeat myself again: my ambition is to stay in Paris. If they want me, that will be even better - we will be hand in hand. If they do not want me, then we will find a solution.

There have been phone calls since January with interested clubs. There are a dozen clubs, all of which are in the top five of their leagues

[If no move is made in 2019, then it could be that Meunier leaves PSG as a free agent next summer] It’s something that could suit me. I don’t think the club would make a lot of money from me, actually. I have a market value, but I’m a defender, I play one game out of three and I’m turning 28. It’s not like Adrien Rabiot, who is worth €50 million.

[Meunier added on his current standing at Parc des Princes] I told the leaders that I was ready to stay, that I would like it a lot. They didn’t tell me, ‘We absolutely want to sell you’. They know that at some point they will need me. If the club tells me, ‘Listen, we want to sell you, we need money, there’s financial fair play’, and I will not play next year, then we will find a solution to satisfy both sides, of course

2019 07 09 Retrieve

[Thomas Meunier put the onus on Paris Saint-Germain to provide clarity on his future by confirming he wants to remain at the club] The club knows my intentions. I want to stay in Paris. The executives know I am open to spending my fourth season here and to signing a new contract. It will be their decision - everything is in their hands.

When I have free time on weekends, I always do things for kids. We often go to the Museum of Science and Industry. It’s great. During the week, the Coach likes to set the training at the end of the afternoon. So, when my children are at school, I enjoy free time with my wife. We go to the cinema a lot. The cinema is just beautiful in the mornings. There are only three people in there, it’s perfect. We also see a lot of exhibitions. I love the Pompidou Centre. Paris is just amazing

2019 09 05 Retrieve

[Thomas Meunier has sparked plenty of transfer talk of late, with Arsenal said to be among his suitors, but the Belgian is not planning on leaving Paris Saint-Germain any time soon] It was an intense period, with a lot of interest and discussion. I could have left but it was not done because there was nothing that suited the club or myself. Nothing was 100 per cent for it to work. I have always said that I wanted to stay in Paris. I still have one year on my contract and I still hope an extension can be secured. The situation is a little more complicated because I am no longer the preferred choice in my position, but I remain professional. I feel good there and we will see what happens during the season

[Veteran Brazil international Dani Alves has departed PSG, freeing up a regular role at right-back] I have already spoken with the coach. We are aware that this year will be complicated. But I have always thought that leaving in the middle of the year is a bad idea because I think that the clubs which do business in January are clubs that, for me, act in haste. I have the impression when transfers are done in January that they are not thought out but rather a question of necessity. So for me a transfer in January is a no, even if I spend the first few months on the bench

[Meunier added on a testing period] It’s the life of a professional player. There are very positive times and others that are less so. This is the first time in my career that I’m dealing with a situation a little more complicated than the others

2019 09 24 Retrieve

[Thomas Meunier has refused to give Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar grief despite the Brazilian trying to force his way out of the club in the summer] Whistling is not the answer, I’m happy about what he brings. He did what he had to do during pre-season. He didn’t make waves and even he is convinced he can still play a role at the club. The supporters have the choice and can do what they want, but for me it isn’t necessary to give him a hard time

2020 01 27 Retrieve

[Thomas Meunier says Neymar was the hero for Paris Saint-Germain once again on Sunday night] I’m not going to say that you get used to it. But when he only gets one single goal or an assist, you tell yourself that he didn’t have a good match! In reality, what he does is sensational. It’s the same for Kylian [Mbappe] or Angel [Di Maria], they are always decisive. We will always need them, we are lucky to have them on our team

[Asked if he still wanted to stay] Nothing has changed. Still no news, the management are busy with other players. We will see after February 1, we will sit around the table

They [Lille] were undefeated at home where they had better form than us. It was important to come and show that we are in a very positive frame of mind. We approached the game in a very professional manner. There was a bit of fatigue at the end of the match and we lost the ball too often. But it happens against a very good team with players who threaten a lot. It was not easy to contain them. So we will take the result, the job is done

2020 02 06 Retrieve

[Meunier backs PSG to overcome Borussia Dortmund in Champions League] Fear Haaland? I don’t know him especially. He’s got very good numbers, which underline that Dortmund score an enormous number of goals, but they’re also a team that concedes a lot of goals. On paper, PSG can beat any team. It’s up to us to ensure that we qualify

2020 02 18 Retrieve

[Meunier suggests fatigue was a factor for PSG defeat] We thought [Dortmund] had defensive problems, but the problem is we didn’t create many chances. That’s our fault. We weren’t really sharp in the last 20 metres. I think you could see a little bit of fatigue. We played almost 15 games since the beginning of January and you saw it

[Yet Meunier still claimed PSG deserved a draw] It was really difficult, really intense. The first half physically was really demanding. Maybe we deserved a draw, but Dortmund were really, really good. They played like the home team, like they are used to doing. Since the beginning of the season, they haven’t lost one game here at home. We saw today that it was difficult

2020 03 06 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are both interested in signing Thomas Meunier when his Paris Saint-Germain contract expires at the end of the season.] Nothing has changed. Still no news, the management are busy with other players. We will see after February 1, we will sit around the table

2020 04 01 Retrieve

[PSG defender Thomas Meunier dismisses Tottenham links] A free, international player, who plays in the FIFA ranked world’s No.1 team (Belgium) and who is 28 years old, it cannot be a bad buy, even if I get gangrene and I have to cut off a leg! Clubs don’t have much to lose in the investment, and I think they know it. They have everything to gain. Everything that circulates on me on social media versus Dortmund, I don’t understand: I’ve seen so many articles linking me to Tottenham or Inter. I don’t understand this craze. My main objective is always to stay in Paris, but for the moment it’s pretty calm

2020 06 25 Retrieve

[Dortmund confirm free signing of full-back Thomas Meunier from PSG] Borussia Dortmund plays exactly the football that I want to play: exciting, authentic and natural. BVB are known for their enthusiastic fans and the atmosphere during the game with PSG at Signal Iduna Park really influenced my decision

2020 06 25b Retrieve

[Dortmund confirm free signing of full-back Thomas Meunier from PSG] I am ambitious and, like when I was in Bruges and Paris, I would like to win titles with Dortmund