Matuidi: Beckham can bring a lot to PSG

The holding midfielder is quite pleased with the arrival of the Englishman, and is optimistic about his side's chances of winning the double
Blaise Matuidi believes David Beckham has a lot to offer to Paris Saint-Germain and feels honoured to be part of the same team as the former England international.

The veteran midfielder joined PSG on a five-month deal in the January transfer window after leaving LA Galaxy on a free transfer, and Matuidi feels Beckham is a source of inspiration for his new team-mates.

"He's proved he's not only a great man, but also a great player. I think he'll bring a lot to the team and I hope he'll help us fulfil our objectives," Matuidi was quoted as saying on the official Ligue 1 website.

"He's a source of inspiration, and when you seen the work he put in against OM, well it proves that you can still do it at 37.

"When I sit back it's crazy to think I'm playing with him and it's an honour which I want to make the most of."

Matuidi then went on to discuss Paris Saint-Germain's chances of winning the domestic double.

"We have the means to achieve it," he continued.

"If we get through the Coupe de France quarter-finals against Evian then it will be open to us. In the league it is us holding the cards and if we don't slip up then we'll become champions.

"I started to believe OL would keep challenging us at the winter break when I saw they were still level with us despite our magnificent December. They have a deeper squad than OM so it's normal they're in second."

PSG currently hold a three-point lead over Lyon.