Blaise Matuidi has come out to say the Serie A club’s experience will be key when they face Tottenham Hotspur in the round of 16 of the Champions League next year.
“Tottenham are a strong team, both from a technical and physical point of view,” he told Juventus TV. “They play fast and box-to-box as we see in the Premier League, but Juventus have great experience in the Champions League and we’ll be looking to impose our own game and do well.”
Matuidi featured in all six of Juve’s Champions League group games and has been a regular since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, and he feels he is settling in well in Turin.
“I want to keep improving, giving more for this team every day, and perhaps score a goal, even if the most important thing is that Juventus wins,” he said. “I’m settling in very well. My teammates and staff welcomed me in the best possible way and I think I’ve integrated myself into the squad in the best way too. I’m really happy to be at Juventus!
“Our backline are doing an extraordinary job and the whole team is strong when it comes to defending as a unit. One of the most basic rules in football is to defend well and then exploit your chances down the other end.”
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