French world champion Blaise Matuidi, 35, announces his retirement from football as he leaves David Beckham’s Inter Miami
BLAISE MATUIDI has retired from football following his departure from Inter Miami.
The Frenchman was due to leave David Beckham’s MLS side on December 31 after his contract expired.
But he’s jumped the gun and announced he’ll be hanging up his boots for good.
Taking to Instagram, he wrote: “Football I loved you so much. Football you gave me so much but it’s time to stop.
“When I look back on this long journey, my eyes are filled with stars.
“I fulfilled my dreams as a child, my dreams as a man. It’s a tight neck, but I’m proud to turn this page today.
“Thank you to the people who have allowed me to be a part of this amazing journey. Thanks to my teammates who became my friends, my brothers.
“Thank you coaches, managers, high profile players and also amateur footballers, volunteers. Thanks to my family who have always supported me.
“Finally, thank you for always giving me the strength and extra soul to go higher.”
The embattled midfielder has spent the last two years of his career in America.
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But before he crossed the Atlantic, he was considered one of the elite players in Europe.
The 35-year-old won eight league titles with PSG and Juventus.
The highlight of his career was the 2018 world championship title with France.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6986465/france-world-cup-announces-retirement-football-beckham-inter-miami/ French world champion Blaise Matuidi, 35, announces his retirement from football as he leaves David Beckham’s Inter Miami