Rabiot Talks Australia Game, Hints at Leaving Juventus

Adrien Rabiot continued his hot streak in the World Cup opener against Australia, scoring a header and assisting Olivier Giroud. The midfielder, who’s on an expiring contract, is well aware that the good showings raise his stocks in the negotiations, as he told Italian outlets La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera.

“The jolt surely came from Serie A in the first match. I’m happy for myself and for helping my teammate catch Thierry Henry for the scoring record with France. We were bearing a lot of negativity because of the injuries suffered by Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, and Karim Benzena, and Lucas Hernandez got hurt a few minutes into the game too. We were shaken, but we didn’t panic. It wasn’t easy to play in these conditions, but we are strong and deep. This made the difference. It was a dream game for me.”

The 27-year-old was quizzed about his future.

“I don’t know what it’ll be, and now it’s not the time to talk about it. Surely these performances help me whether I’ll go elsewhere, but also in the talks with Juventus. But the World Cup is my sole focus right now.”

Rabiot dished on the differences between Massimiliano Allegri and Didier Deschamps.

“They are a little diverse on the pitch. The latter is very close to us, while the former knows how to handle the players. They are both capable in that regard.”

The veteran hailed his Serie A experience.

“I can’t speak for my teammates, but it has been very useful to me because I learned a lot thanks to the tactical attention. We can’t be underestimated despite the absences.”

Follow us on Google News for more updates on Serie A and Italian football