Matuidi hails 'fabulous' England fans

The midfielder was emotional after Three Lions fans sang France's national anthem in memory of those killed in Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris

Blaise Matuidi hailed the "fabulous" support of England fans after they paid tribute to victims of the Paris terrorist attacks prior to the friendly with France on Tuesday night.

Over 130 people were killed in France on Friday following three separate attacks, one of which took place at the Stade de France during the nation's clash against Germany.

A packed Wembley sang France's national anthem, La Marsellaise, to remember those who lost their lives and Matuidi was quick to thank supporters for their display of empathy.

"It was a very emotional moment, a moment that we no longer want to live again," the midfielder told L'Equipe. 

"We lived through three horrendous days. Never again. But it was good to play this game, the English have done us a great honor, they were fabulous.

"On Tuesday evening, we showed what it was like real life, being united despite differences in nationality, religion. 


"But it was very hard, we remain human beings. Now we must move forward even if it is easy to say that after what happened.

"Singing La Marseillaise was the strongest moment, it was a very difficult moment because we have thought of all the victims, their families, all those horrors. 

"Frankly, I have no words."