Ronaldo Gets to Share Locker Room with a World Champion – Blaise Matuidi
France’s Blaise Matuidi is excited to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo whom Juventus signed last week.
However, Ronaldo will be sharing the locker room with a world champion, as per Matuidi.
France won the FIFA World Cup 2018 after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final in Moscow.
Matuidi had enjoyed a dream month. The midfielder saw one of the game’s greats sign for Juventus while also being part of a France squad that went all the way in Russia’s showpiece tournament to win it.
Now the midfielder returns to Turin where he will link up with Ronaldo for pre-season. The 31-year old joked the five-time Ballon d’Or winner should feel privileged. Matuidi told Gazzetta Dello Sport,
“Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player on the planet, knowing that he will play with us is great news – especially for him as he gets to share a locker room with a world champion! two years ago he managed to beat me in the final in Paris, but it is also true that the World Cup is worth something more than the European Championship.”
The midfielder also admitted Ronaldo’s signing was a real surprise.
“It was a real surprise. I’m happy with what the team has done, getting him to wear a Juventus shirt… we have the strongest now.”
Matuidi also spoke of the similarities between his coaches for both club and country – Massimiliano Allegri and Didier Deschamps, respectively.
“There is a culture of work in Turin that I repeated [in Russia] – the taste for work has given me so much. At Juve, there is always the need to be at the highest level, and that’s what allowed me to push and become a champion. They are both leaders of men, two people who can lead a team and really manage the group – I’m proud to have been coached by such great people.”
Matuidi and Ronaldo both might rest during Juventus’ pre-season.
Saif Ahmed Chowdhury
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