Menez: “If it wasn’t for football, then I’d be in jail”

AC Milan forward Jeremy Menez has admitted that he would most likely be in jail, if it wasn’t for football.

The France international grew up in a rough suburb of Paris and reveals that his life could have gone very differently.

“Perhaps if I had not had football I could have ended up in jail,” the 27-year-old said, according to

“After all, a lot of my friends are there. Theft, drugs, those sorts of things… there you want everything but money is short.”

The former Paris Saint-Germain forward is currently in fine form at the moment, netting eight times in 13 appearances for the Rossoneri and is looking to help Milan climb the table, as they seek a return to the Champions League.

And Giallorossi coach Rudi Garcia is well aware of the threat Menez poses to his side.

“He’s a very talented player,” Garcia said.

“He’s part of the French national team and possesses amazing skills. We have to be focused when marking him, hoping that he doesn’t score any goals against us.”

Milan are looking to bridge the three-point gap with Napoli this weekend, as Filippo Inzaghi’s men come up against Roma.

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