Monday July 9 2018
Buffon: Matuidi convinced me

Gianluigi Buffon reveals ex-Juventus teammate Blaise Matuidi advised him to join Paris Saint-Germain and is excited to play alongside the ‘incredible’ Neymar.

Matuidi won four Ligue 1 titles with PSG between 2011 and 2017, prior to joining Buffon at Juve last summer, while the former Italy goalkeeper is set to share a pitch with the world’s most expensive player.

“Blaise is a special person and the empathy between us is very strong,” continued the 40-year-old at his presentation.

“He advised me to come here, saying ‘Gigi they need a player like you in Paris and you’ll feel very good in their dressing room.’ It’s something I listened to.

“Neymar? We’ve all had happy and difficult moments. They come in phases, and if you face them in the right way they help you improve a lot.

“Neymar can come back here with competitive anger and a desire for revenge after the disappointment in Russia. PSG will benefit from this. He has incredible talent.”

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