Morgan Schneiderlin on the motivation behind joining Ligue 1 side Nice
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Morgan Schneiderlin on the motivation behind joining Ligue 1 side Nice

Ligue 1 side Nice has been undergoing some changes with the club signing eight new players and one of those being Morgan Schneiderlin.

Schneiderlin looks to bring a wealth of experience to the squad as they look to improve their position on the Ligue 1 standings - the side finished fifth last season.

"I'm at an important stage of my career," Schneiderlin told the Ligue 1 Show on beIN SPORTS.

"At 30, 31, you think about what's best for you and your family.

"I wanted to be part of an ambitious sporting project. I wanted to join a club where I could be an important player, and Nice ticked all of the boxes."

The France international revealed that it didn't take much convincing for him to sign with Nice as he shares the same ambitions with manager Patrick Vieira and hopes to achieve the mandate that has been set for the season.

"He said he wanted to sign me, that I'd be a key member of his team with a lot of responsibility," he continued.

"He said I'd have pressure on my shoulders because he expects a lot from me, and that I'd need to be a link between the coach and the players, on and off the pitch. I really liked that. We had a long discussion and it went really well."

Schneiderlin spent most of his career in England where he plied his for Southampton, Manchester United and Everton while racking up 200 Premier League appearances.

"I learned a lot, everything really, in England. I arrived as a young man, and I'm returning to France as an adult and a father.

"And in football terms, I learned a lot. I toughened up, I learned to tackle. I learned about the culture of winning."

"I felt very good, good with the ball and comfortable in this important, central role that I've been given," he said. "I hope to keep going like that.''

 

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