Saturday May 2 2020
Matuidi: 'Virus made me psychotic'

Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi has revealed that his coronavirus diagnosis made him ‘psychotic’.

Matuidi was one of three Juve players to contract COVID-19 alongside Daniele Rugani and Paulo Dybala.

The Frenchman has since made a full recovery, but he admitted the condition left him in ‘shock, total panic’.

“Honestly, it’s tough,” he told YouTube channel Bros Stories.

“When I tested positive, I couldn’t even go out shopping. It made me psychotic.

“You always try to make sure people aren’t too close, you have to be mentally strong. It’ll take time, this is a new situation for all of us.

“I had no symptoms but, as soon as I heard the news, I was in shock. I was in total panic, I feared for my family and friends.

“It was difficult for them, but I was able to reassure them. It’s not a good time, we really want this to end as soon as possible.

“I ask myself what will happen to football and everyday life.”

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