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Juventus legend Platini doubts he would be playing in Italy today

UEFA president Michel Platini admits he would never have played in Italy if he was a footballer today.

The 55-year-old French legend was one of Serie A's biggest names in the 1980s when he played for Juventus.

Platini said: "I don't know if in this particular moment in time I would have found space in the Italian championship.

"Now there are many youngsters. I arrived here at 27. I was already an established player and I had difficulties in the beginning.

"But then thanks to my experience I managed to impose myself and win in a difficult League like the one in Italy.

"Now no one would ever gamble on a player of my age. I perhaps wouldn't even be playing."

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